Engaging Youth in Philanthropy

Engaging Youth in Philanthropy

Tuesday, December 02, 2014, 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you interested in engaging your children or other youth in philanthropy? This hands-on workshop introduces the topic youth philanthropy (0-18 years) and the concept that youth have the ability to share their time, talents, and treasures for the common good. Jill Gordon, Program Director of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana will explore current youth philanthropy research and resources while sharing examples of successful program activities, grantmaking efforts, and fundraising initiatives. Participants will each receive a unique collection of conversation starters and games to play with their children or youth program – Phil and His Family’s Adventures in Giving. Join us to learn how incorporating youth in philanthropy can enhance your giving, programs, and service projects. 

About Jill Gordon
Jill Gordon is the Program Director and primary contact for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII), a signature program of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. The primary focus of this unique statewide collaborative is to engage youth in philanthropy, giving and serving in their local communities. Jill oversees YPII's role in providing trainings, resources, technical assistance and best practices to nonprofits and foundations promoting and supporting youth philanthropy efforts. She brings 15 years of experience in the nonprofit arena, with a strong focus on program and curriculum development, training and evaluation, grant writing, and nonprofit management. In 2013 Jill was recognized as one of Indianapolis’ “Top 40 under 40”.

Who should attend?

  • Family Foundation Trustees and Staff
  • Donors-Advised Fund Holders
  • Members of Giving Circles
  • Individual Givers
  • Community Foundation and Federated Funds Staff and Board Members


There is a fee to register for this program.  $25 early bird before October 31! regular fee $35.  This program is open by invitation to non-Maryland Philanthropy Network members.

Hosted by the Family Philanthropy Roundtable with support from the Betsy Nelson Legacy Fund.

Here are resources for further learning and action:

YPII Resources

Other Resources

o        Exponent Philanthropy:  Teen Philanthropy Café 

o        Learning to Give:  www.learningtogive.org

o        National Center for Family Philanthropy

o        Foundation Center and new GrantCraft publication Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy

o        Youth Philanthropy Connect including regional gatherings coming to NYC in June and Williamsburg, VA as a pre-conference to their Family Philanthropy conference


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