Engaging young adults and the next generation

Emerging Family Leaders Peer Network: Roles and Boundaries: Beyond the Natural Family Hierarchy

Posted on January 25, 2023 by Rebecca Meyer, Bryn Monahan

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Great leaders have many skills. Two of those skills are maintaining healthy boundaries and clearly defining roles. For next-generation leaders, these can be difficult to develop because the natural family hierarchy often dominates the way roles and boundaries are defined. In this session, Bryn Monahan and Rebecca Meyer from Relative Solutions will introduce the Family Intelligence Quotient (FQ) as a… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Getting Started

Posted on January 9, 2023 by Cadence Miller, Neil Gobioff

A group of young people ready to engage in family philanthropy
If you’re just getting started on engaging youth (ages 8-21) in your philanthropy, this event is for you.  We will spend time discussing how to get started engaging youth across ages, family sizes, geography and more. Join us to consider questions like: Should our youth engagement start slowly with service projects or values-based activities? Should my family create a formal… Read More

The Essentials of Good Governance

Posted on December 7, 2022 by Ann Ziker, Gioia Perugini, Tom Zellerbach

Family Foundation Board Members Discussing Governance
Governance, a system for who will make decisions and how, is the guiding framework for your family philanthropy’s long-term success. There are many governance constructs that support an effective board, and different methods to engage family within each construct. But what are the common elements that contribute to an effective board across all governance constructs? In this webinar, learn the… Read More

Balancing Individual and Family Interests in Collective Giving

Posted on November 30, 2022 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard, MPP

Multiple stones on left side balanced by single, larger stone on right side
For many, family philanthropy presents an opportunity to create a shared experience, unifying the family by working together toward a lasting legacy of impact. Family philanthropy can also give participants an opportunity to explore and cultivate their personal—and sometimes separate—philanthropic passions. There can be an inherent tension between these two goals, and many families struggle with how to address it—especially… Read More

Emerging Family Leaders Peer Network: Leading Difficult Conversations

Posted on November 14, 2022 by Didier Sylvain

several people talking around boardroom table
Navigating difficult conversations is a challenging but critical component of being an effective leader in family philanthropy. In this workshop, explore how to use a powerful and straightforward framework to tackle difficult conversations. Using case studies, exercises, and their own real-life challenges, participants will learn: How to engage in difficult conversations successfully How to transform difficult conversations into opportunities for… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Connecting Across Generational Differences

Posted on April 26, 2022 by Barbara Randell

Oftentimes youth and adults communicate differently and can even have entirely different conversations while sitting at the same table. This can be challenging, particularly when a family is trying to make shifts in its strategy, grantmaking focus, or the way generations work together. Learn about the theory and practice of effective engagement across generations from Barbara Randell… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Talking about Money with Teen Friends with Iris Brilliant

Posted on February 25, 2022 by Iris Brilliant

Talking about money with friends is difficult, and yet the story of your foundation, its origin, and assets for grantmaking is all related to a money journey.  Join Iris Brilliant to hear her story as a grantmaker, partner, donor advisor, activist, and coach. Iris’s life mission is to support people with wealth to move money to social justice, and to… Read More

Emerging Family Leaders in Philanthropy: Navigating Cross-Generational Relationships and Cultivating Personal Leadership

Posted on February 10, 2022 by Ashley Duchossois Joyce, Ellie Frey Zagel

It can be challenging to be a leader in a family philanthropy context, particularly as a member of the next generation. How can you share your skills, expertise, or experience to add value to your family’s work and gain the trust of other board members? Join Ashley Joyce and Ellie Frey Zagel for a discussion about building leadership within family… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Impact, Leadership and Diversity in Philanthropy, a Conversation with Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Posted on December 23, 2021 by Carmela Castellano-Garcia

This special interactive event is for young grantmakers from your families (approximately ages 8-21). Two philanthropic teens will facilitate a conversation with Castellano Family Foundation President Carmela Castellano-Garcia. Hear about the foundation and its impact as well as Carmela’s own leadership journey. Carmela’s role includes promoting the importance of diversity in philanthropy and of investing in the Latino community. Bring… Read More

Making Space for Youth Leadership

Posted on December 9, 2021 by Charlotte Cottier, Tracy Wasden, Marlene Corrado, Alexis Marion

There are many different strategies and formats to engage the next generation of youth in family philanthropy. Yet in all cases, younger members of the next generation need opportunities to take leadership roles that help them learn new skills, gain relevant experience in philanthropy, and hone their own practices and interests before taking on leadership as adults. Join us for… Read More