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.
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June 7-8: Grand Street new member weekend
Grand Street allows participants to explore questions of their Jewish identity, family responsibility, and philanthropic opportunity in a safe space among peers. Participation in the network begins with a weekend retreat and is followed by optional activities including international site visits, volunteer service trips, and other learning and philanthropic opportunities initiated by members of the network. To find out more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.931.0129.
How are Next Gen Donors Revolutionizing Philanthropy? Are Next Gen Donors Really so Different from Previous Generations? What Influences Next Gen Donors?
This research, a collaboration of 21/64 and the Johnson Center for Family Philanthrophy, is the first major effort to understand what we can expect from the rising generations of high-capacity donors who promise to have an outsized impact on growing challenges in our world, affecting everything about 21st century philanthropy. www.nextgendonors.org.
Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker, Forbes, April 2013
Michael Moody & Sharna Goldseker, Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 12, 2013
Paul Sullivan, The New York Times, February 8, 2013
Caroline Preston, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 25, 2013