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How Can You Incorporate Learning Into Youth Programs?
By Amanda Standerfer
We’ve all heard “when you’ve seen one foundation, you’ve seen one foundation.” This familiar saying makes light of the many different ways foundations operate. The same is true for how family foundations engage their next generation. There is no “one size fits all” or magic bullet that ensures successful participation by younger family members. And with so many models to choose from, how do you decide what’s right for your family foundation?Read More
February 8, 2017
How Do I Start a Youth Grantmaking Program in My Community?
By Sammie Holzwarth
The first and most important step in starting a youth grantmaking program is to ask as many questions as possible. These should be questions within your community as well as about the broader youth giving movement.Read More
October 26, 2016
Why Should I Connect With Others When I’m So Busy?
By Sarah Saltzman & Kylie Semel
Being busy isn’t a reason to avoid connecting with other youth philanthropists—it’s a reason to do it. We’re Kylie and Sarah, and we’re both members of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation Junior Board and the Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC) Leadership Team. We’ve been getting to know lots of other youth philanthropists across the U.S. for over three years through Youth Philanthropy Connect conferences and the YPC Leadership Team, where we have met lots of other youth that are weaving the web that is our network. Here are the top 5 benefits we have found from staying connected to other youth philanthropists.Read More
August 26, 2016
What Should I Know About Doing a Community Needs Assessment?
By Danielle LaJoie
As a former member of the Battle Creek Community Foundation’s Youth Alliance Committee (YAC) and also the Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project, I’ve seen community needs assessments from both the view of a participant in the assessment and also as the creator of the assessment. A community needs assessment is a tool through which your program can gather information from those in your community, especially young people, about what needs they have and what is most important to them. The needs assessment is unique to each program and community, but ultimately it can be used to ensure the effectiveness of your giving.Read More
April 22, 2016
What Makes a Curriculum About Youth Grantmaking, Service-learning, or Philanthropy Good?
By Betsy Peterson
Excellent curriculum starts with the end in mind. Ask yourself, “What do I want youth to know and be able to do?” Starting with a clear understanding of what youth need to know as philanthropic citizens or grantmakers is the most meaningful way to guide a program’s activities and lesson content. Learning to Give, the philanthropy education resource that I run, is founded on a research-based framework of philanthropy standards and benchmarks that inform our informational papers, 1,700 lesson plans, educator mini-courses, literature guides, student activities, and other resources.Read More
March 19, 2016
How Do We Train Youth To Be Givers?
By Eric Rowles
This is probably one of the most frequent questions that we regularly have heard in our work with youth philanthropy programs over the past decade. As a national training agency, we provide over 150 days of training each year to foundations, youth serving agencies, school systems, and more. We have the opportunity to work with some amazingly passionate and committed adults (and youth) that are poised to create tremendous changes in their communities.Read More
March 7, 2016