So, I have big news!!  Over the summer I submitted a proposal with a colleague, Emily Davis, to write a book about Gen X and Y Philanthropy via a call for book proposals through AFP.  I didn’t really tell anyone because I figured it was a long shot that our proposal would be accepted. Well, … More BIG NEWS!

Generational Philanthropy: It’s all in the family

I had an opportunity to speak with two Gen Xers about their philanthropy and how their parents influence them and how they plan to influence their children about donating their time, talent and treasure. “I don’t yet have a lot of treasure, but I can give time, and on a good day, talent.” Adam Svet … More Generational Philanthropy: It’s all in the family

How to engage X and Y

Now we know “who” the different generational philanthropist are as well as their characters and traits. So, how do we engage Gen X and Yers? I’ve identified a few entry points: • Host mixer networking events • Engage Gen X and Yers as committee and board members • Engage the whole family (grandparents, parents, children) … More How to engage X and Y

X + Y = $

I’m excited to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming San Diego AFP Luncheon on June 4, 2010 (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) on Philanthropy Through a Generational Lens ( I will be on a panel with three other wonderful folks: Emily Davis (EDA Consulting), Charlene Seidle (Jewish Community Foundation) and Adam Svet … More X + Y = $

Gen Y Donors

Did you read the article in the latest Chronicle of Philanthropy “Charities Seek Connections to Generation Y”? (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 6, 2010, Volume XXII, No. 12) The articles discusses Gen Y (under 30 years old) donors and how they like to give and be connected to nonprofit organizations. Not surprisingly, social media and … More Gen Y Donors