Tips: Engaging Generation Impact as Teens

FavoriteIn the course of researching and writing Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving, we were struck by how often the donor education and philanthropic identify of those we surveyed and interviewed began forming in their teens. While there are other helpful resources in the field of “youth philanthropy,” the material here is based specifically on what we learned from our research on Gen X and Millennial major donors— those who make up what we call “Generation Impact.” We share insights here into how they watched, learned, and participated in philanthropy as children and teens in ways that Read more

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Glass Pockets

Favorite GlassPockets: A website designed to champion greater philanthropic transparency. Tools include a self-assessment to improve the transparency of foundation websites, and a related GrantCraft guide to walk funders through a step-by-step process to transparency.

Categories: Foundation Management, Strategic Communications 


Greater Good: Lessons from Those Who Have Started Major Grantmaking Organizations

FavoriteWith more than 30,000 new private foundations established in the U.S. in the past 20 years, it is vital that early-stage grantmakers learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before them so they can avoid common mistakes and position their grantmaking organizations for success. To learn more about what it takes to effectively get a grantmaking organization off the ground, CEP interviewed 35 leaders — including trustees, CEOs, program staff, and operations staff — of 14 grantmaking organizations that were established, or that experienced significant growth, in the past 20 years and that hold at least $350 million Read more

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