We have created the NextGenDonors Retreat for 21-40 year olds seeking a peer learning experience and ongoing network. This will be a meaningful learning and growth opportunity for people at all stages in their philanthropic journey from next gen donors who are or will be stepping into roles in their family philanthropy and donors who are earners themselves and want to clarify their philanthropic identity and direction.
The Retreat will be a fusion of experiential learning and purposeful skill building, all keenly designed for next gen donors to align their values with their giving and consider how they want to allocate their time and talent to make an impact. We will gather for a day of interactive exercises, peer discussion and the development of philanthropic action plans.
Additionally, the experience goes beyond the Retreat itself, and includes access to curated educational experiences about giving and related issues concerning network members. Our aim is to help expand and strengthen next gen donors’ peer connections and inspire participants to take next steps in their own giving, individually and/or collectively.
Who Should Attend?
21-40 year olds stepping into roles in philanthropy
- Clarify motivational values, vision and roles in philanthropy;
- Articulate and catalyze next steps for philanthropic action plans;
- Gain a generational perspective and family dynamics lens; and,
- Uncover ways to leverage the relationships built in this community of #NextGenDonors to achieve their desired impact.
- An interactive learning experience;
- Peer discussion and networking opportunities; and,
- Access to curated educational experiences about giving and related issues concerning NextGenDonors.
Sharna Goldseker is a speaker, writer, and consultant who engages multiple generations in the intersection of values and strategy to transform the ways in which they give. She is today’s leading expert on multigenerational and next generation philanthropy and—as a next gen donor herself—offers a trusted insider’s perspective. As executive director of 21/64, the nonprofit practice she founded to serve philanthropic and family enterprises, she offers retreats for next gen donors, trainings for professionals on multigenerational advising and next gen engagement, and has created the industry’s gold-standard tools helping families to define their values, collaborate, and govern. Sharna is a recipient of the J.J. Greenberg Memorial Award for extraordinary leadership and the RayLign Foundation Family Well-Being Award. She won the 2017 Family Wealth Report’s Award for Philanthropy Advice, was named one of 2016’s Women of Influence by New York Business Journal, and one of 2014’s Women to Watch by Jewish Women International. Sharna is coauthor of Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving (Wiley, 2017) and has written for Forbes, Philanthropy Impact, and other publications, and with her coauthor, Michael Moody, has been featured in the New York Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Huffington Post. She is married, with two children, and lives in New York City.
Sara Ojjeh is a dedicated philanthropist with special interests in international development, global health and education, and human rights. She is a DONA trained doula and is a strong advocate for maternal health and birthrights. Born to an American mother and French/Saudi Arabian father, Sara and her siblings were brought up in an international environment in Geneva, Switzerland. She and her siblings founded the Ojjeh Family Fund and have worked for over a decade providing grants in over 10 countries in the areas of education, women’s and human rights and health. Prior to receiving her M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking at New York University, Sara built Michael Kors’ corporate social responsibility platform including a successful partnership with the World Food Programme and the “Watch Hunger Stop” campaign. In 2013 Sara joined The Maverick Collective, a groundbreaking philanthropic and advocacy initiative to transform the lives of girls and women around the world, co-chaired by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Norway Mette-Marit and Melinda Gates. She is the founder and director of Ethos Philanthropies, working with family offices and their next-gen members on their philanthropic impact.
NextGenDonors Retreat Participant
NextGenDonors Retreat Participant