Family Philanthropy and Next Generation

Family Philanthropy

The following guides on developing family philanthropy are available for purchase from The Philanthropic Initiative, Boston, 2008-2009.

Giving Together: A Primer for Family Philanthropy;

Giving Together: A Workbook for Family Philanthropy and;

Across Generations: A Five Step Guide for Creating an Expression of Donor Intent


Resources from the National Centre for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) 

Common causes of conflict

Six Tips for Managing Family Dynamics

Five strategies for managing transitions in family philanthropy

Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Foundations by Kelin Gersick with Deanne Stone et al, National Centre for Family Philanthropy (NCFP), 2004.

An important source book with many examples of family foundation leadership and continuity in family foundations in the U.S. and Canada. The NCFP in the United States offers many resources for family foundations in the United States.To order go to

Resources from Exponent Philanthropy (formerly Association of Small Foundations). A site devoted to donors, trustees, and philanthropic professionals who choose to give big by staying small, working with few or no staff to make the most of their resources.

Succession Planning for Families FAQ

Donor Intent for Families FAQ


Next Generation

Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards, NCFP

Building High Quality Family Connections Across Generations, NCFP

21/64 is a non-profit consulting practice specializing in next generation and multigenerational engagement in philanthropy and family enterprise.

Resource Generation is a US-based non-profit that organizes young people with financial wealth to leverage resources and privilege for social change.

Youth Philanthropy Connect, a special project of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, connects youth boards with their peers and colleagues, and provides educational programs and peer networks.

Nexus Youth Summit