Introduce the Next Generation to Philanthropy

Discussing your philanthropy and its meaning with younger family members can be straightforward. If you are looking for prompts, consider the following:

• Share your giving history with a particular organization. Ask if they know why you have chosen to support this organization.

• Share an anecdote about how your life has been affected by a certain organization or issue.

• Share a story about how someone helped you in a meaningful way or how you received help from an organization.

Revisiting the Find Your Focus module, and doing the Finding Values and Finding Issues exercise with the members of your family can also be a very important way to get on the same page as you consider involving your family in your Philanthropic journey.