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Philanthropy is a powerful mix of possibility, responsibility, learning and inspiration. For many families, engaging their children is an important step along their philanthropic journey.
Getting to know our family
It’s tempting for people new to philanthropy to jump into learning about issues they care deeply about. Or about a nonprofit getting great results. But the place to start is your family.
Getting to know our philanthropy
Once you have a firm sense of your family's history and culture, it’s time to think about your shared philanthropic interests and approaches, as well as the core skills you will need in the areas of investment, governance, and grantmaking.
For young people, philanthropy offers many opportunities for building skills and knowledge for one’s personal growth and development.
Beyond the basics
Philanthropy is not just about making grants. There are many related strategies and activities that next gen family members can participate in and support.
Supporting next gen involvement
Gone are the days of one generation handing over leadership and stepping aside—but there is no limit to what generations working together can achieve.
The Generations Together Curriculum is generously supported by:
We also thank the
Lumpkin Family Foundation
Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
for their support developing this new resource.