At 21/64, we understand the unique skills and perspectives the next generation can bring to the philanthropic community. However, the prospect of engaging the next generation can be daunting.
Next-generation family members have grown up with access to broader opportunities fueled by information technology, increased diversity and global connectedness. The questions they ask, language they use, and even their values and priorities change the way the family communicates.
The more a family is able to see that “involving the kids” does not only mean adding children to an existing system, but rather shifting the family paradigm to become multigenerational – embracing what each generation brings to the table – the better prepared they will be for the next phase of the foundation’s evolution, and for meeting the needs of the 21st century.
Explore our Next Generation programming here.
21/64, in partnership with Relatives Solutions, created the Family Diagram as a resource for family members and their advisors interested in exploring family histories in order to gain deeper insights into the family dynamic in operation today. This high touch tool connects users to the richness of their multigenerational family narratives, and as users craft their diagram, they will begin to see the patterns of behavior within their family systems. This deeper understanding of roles and relationships will create a starting place to ask questions that may have previously felt unapproachable.
Expert Q & A: How do learning needs and styles differ across generations, and how can family foundations teach philanthropy to the next generation?
Interview with Sharna Goldseker
LearnPhilanthropy, October 2014
eJewishPhilanthropy.com, September 30, 2014
Enlightened Philanthropy, July 1, 2014
Conducted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the Report estimates all giving to all charitable organizations across the United States, and calculates total giving for about 53 million households across America, approximately 16 million corporations that claim charitable deductions, over a million estates, and about 82,000 foundations. To learn more about the findings in this report, click here
Amy Clarke, Ben Eyre, Sharna Goldseker,
and Michael Moody, Alliance, December 2013
Originally published in the December 2013 issue of Alliance magazine. The original article can be found here. For more information about subscribing to Alliance, please click here.
Sharna Goldseker & Robert Goldblum
The Jewish Week, November 6, 2013
Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker
Forbes, April 1, 2013
Michael Moody & Sharna Goldseker
Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 12, 2013
Paul Sullivan, The New York Times, February 8, 2013