What Traditional Philanthropists Are Missing About Young People

Next Gen Philanthropy Calls For A New Approach

Why It Matters

There's a frustrating myth that today’s young people are apathetic and broke, so they are overlooked in many ways, but it's not true. Overlooking youth cohorts is a blind spot in the world of impact.

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Young Donors Have Not Been Central to Philanthropic Engagement. Why?

We’re living in an increasingly divided world. Young people care deeply about the inequities they see and they want to be part of real change. Their version of philanthropy, one that is collaborative, engaged, and humble, is an important part of driving that change.

Young people also bring energy and optimism to today’s challenges. Many issues that are top of mind today will definitely affect them tomorrow, so they should have a say in the solutions.


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