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Shaping the Future of Philanthropy: Voices from Next Gen Donors

In this month-long series, we explore the values, motivations, and stories of the up-and-coming generation of philanthropists. This series complements research conducted by 21/64 and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University released earlier this year and our related GrantCraft analysis. In this episode, we learn what characteristics, values, and mentality shape next generation donors, and how research was conducted to learn about this group's giving tendencies.
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Next Gen Donors: Who Are They?

This is the release of the first episode in a four week series called Shaping the Future of Philanthropy: Voices from Next Gen Donors. The series was created as part of a collaboration between GrantCraft, 21/64, and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University based on research released earlier this year and our related GrantCraft analysis. In this episode, we learn what characteristics, values, and mentalities shape next generation donors, and how research was conducted to learn about this group’s giving tendencies. As an active member of the philanthropy community who identifies as part of the subject demographic, I thought I’d share some of my own observations about who we are.
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Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards

For family foundations and a growing number of donor-advised funds, preparing the next generation for involvement brings special concerns —and exciting opportunities. Succession is reported to be the single most important issue facing family foundations, according to nearly half (48%) of respondents to the Association for Small Foundations 2011 Foundation Operations and Management Report.
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Inclusive Competitiveness and Ohio’s Innovation Economy

Ohio’s economic future relies upon a well-educated and diverse talent base to create innovation and advancement in an increasingly competitive world. As a strategy, Inclusive Competitiveness is focused on improving the engagement and performance of underrepresented communities – women, minorities and rural Ohioans – within innovation ecosystems, emerging industry clusters and other areas critical to the state’s overall economic competitiveness.

Let's Talk Philanthropy -- PechaKucha: Using the 20x20 Rule to Share Your Message

Using a standard PowerPoint presentation style can be boring not just for audiences but also for the presenter. PechaKucha’s presentation style requires deliver your message in 20 slides, talking for only 20 seconds each, regardless of the speaker or topic. This quick-fire method of sharing a story or report can help you organize and define the main messaging points of your organization or a project.

Let's Talk Philanthropy with Suzanne Allen

This month’s topic: Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise. In its simplest form, a social enterprise is an organization that identifies a community issue and applies entrepreneurial principles and practices to maximize solutions to the problem. Social entrepreneurs and the funds that support this work strive to achieve social change through non-traditional and forward-thinking methods.

Let’s Talk Philanthropy -- Board Development

This month’s topic: Where Boards Go Astray and How to Get Them Back on Track. Building a great nonprofit or foundation board is essential, yet the process is often a challenge. What can you do when the actions of the board don’t meet your expectations? Suzanne Allen, President of Philanthropy Ohio, will be your guide and host.

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