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.
If you are a next gen family member who is or will be engaging in your family’s philanthropy and interested in developing your skills, exploring your identity and clarifying your values and visions around philanthropy among like-minded peers, we would like to invite you to join us at Grand Street’s New Cohort Retreat in Chicago this September or at #NextGenDonors in San Francisco this February. Learn more here.
What Am I Inheriting? allows family members to learn their family stories from previous generations, as well as pass those stories on to the next generations. Discover and share the family inheritance, beyond the financial, and in terms of the traditions and values that inform your life today.
Created by 21/64 in partnership with Youth Philanthropy Connect & The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, roleplay is an interactive tool that leverages the powerful act of play to help youth, next gen funders, families, giving circles, foundation and junior boards, or any groups making decisions together gain awareness of how they act in different roles—both personally and as a funders—to make mindful choices about the roles they want to play.
21/64 has updated PYL, making this popular deck of colorful images more dynamic and effective at catalyzing creative conversations around legacy. You can order your own, learn more, and discover how to begin living your legacy here.
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Foundation Source, September 2015
GrantCraft, August 2015
Dallas Morning News, February 2015
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