Who’s on Deck in Your Organization?
Whether you’re a member of the current leadership in family philanthropy or the next generation of leaders, the Council stands ready to help with publications, resources, programming, and more.
The Council on Foundations and Next Gen
The Council on Foundations is committed to providing resources and programs to support Next Generation philanthropic leaders and connect members to one another in meaningful ways.
In 2009, the Council created the Next Generation Task Force to provide the expertise and guidance necessary to shape programs and services and maximize the impact of and support for Next Gen philanthropists and philanthropic leaders. The members of the task force, all age 40 and under, are staff and trustees of corporate, community, family, independent, and international foundations of varying geographies and diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The following provides an overview of the programs currently offered for Next Gen philanthropic leaders.
The Council’s Next Generation Task Force—along with its partners21/64, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and Resource Generation—released the publication "Trading Power" at the 2010 Family Philanthropy Conference.
As the Council has worked both to broaden services and enhance options for Next Gen leaders, basic questions about increasing Next Gen representation in leadership positions across philanthropy surfaced again and again: Why? How? Who? When? What would it look like? "Trading Power," the outgrowth of interviews with more than 18 seasoned and Next Generation philanthropic executives and trustees, offers candid insights worthy of action.
Next Gen Programming at Council Conferences – Family, Annual, and Community
The Next Generation Task Force also provides guidance and support for Council conference plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, receptions, retreats, and site visits geared toward a Next Gen audience.
Next Generation Engagement Profile
The task force seeks to encourage greater participation from Next Generation philanthropic leaders in Council volunteer leadership. A Web-based Next Generation Engagement Profile was developed to solicit basic information from Next Gen representatives to match them with speaking, writing, or volunteer leadership opportunities within the Council. Opportunities could include being a workshop panelist at a Council conference, a member of a Council committee or task force, or a guest writer/blogger for a Council e-publication. Visit www.cof.org/nextgen/involvement and fill out the profile.
Additional Next Generation Support
Resource Generation offers a variety of programs for young people with wealth to explore how their financial resources relate to social justice and provide tools for them to take action. It also offers forums to promote cross-class and intergenerational dialogues about money, class, and philanthropy.
21/64 is a non-profit consulting practice specializing in next generation and multi-generational strategic philanthropy. In particular, Next Generation family members benefit from interaction with a network of their peers, helping them transform feelings of responsibility into opportunity. 21/64 also offers consulting services for multigenerational families and foundations, as well as speaking engagements and training for institutions striving to engage the next generation of their clients.
The mission of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is to strengthen Next Generation grantmakers in order to advance effective social justice philanthropy. The organization advances its mission and values through networking opportunities, advocacy, and educational workshops.