PRAISE FOR GENERATION IMPACT
"Today′s emerging generation of donors are driven by a new definition of success: impact. This is clear through Goldseker and Moody′s work, which uncovers the motives and approaches driving today′s new strategic philanthropists. Many close friends are profiled in this book, and I can attest to their earnest, values–driven approach. For anyone who is eager to understand the next gen donor, this book offers truly valuable insights."
Howard W. Buffett, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Co–author, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
"Philanthropy is changing, and with it, the world. Generation Impact demonstrates, with data and vivid personal stories, that Gen Xers and Millennials are aligning their values, their giving, and their lives. This is a must–read book for anyone concerned with the future of philanthropy."
Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University; Author, The Life You Can Save and The Most Good You Can Do
"Finally! Goldseker and Moody have produced a sorely needed, clear–minded view of how Millennials and Gen–Xers approach giving. They slash some stereotypes like Millennial selfishness and offer other fresh views, showing in some ways how next gen donors approach philanthropy differently than previous generations, such as their willingness to ′use all the tools′ and drive impact through for–profit as well as more traditional charitable means. But many young philanthropists are also simply following in their parents′ footsteps. This honest look at next–gen philanthropy, told with well–written, real life examples, is a must–read."
Leslie Crutchfield, Co–Author, Forces for Good and Do More Than Give
AN INSIDER′S GUIDE TO THE COMING PHILANTHROPIC REVOLUTION
Meet the next generation of big donors the Gen X and Millennial philanthropists who will be the most significant donors ever and will shape our world in profound ways. Hear them describe their ambitious plans to revolutionize giving so it achieves greater impact. And learn how to help them succeed in a world that needs smart, effective donors now more than ever.
Next gen donors will have unprecedented resources to give, some as creators of vast new fortunes and some as the inheritors of the greatest generational transfer of wealth in history. If they succeed in revolutionizing giving, donors stand a chance to make unprecedented progress on causes from education to the environment, from human rights to health care. And instead of waiting until they retire to a life of philanthropic leisure, they want to make these changes NOW.
Introduction: The Most Significant Philanthropists Ever
PART ONE: The Impact Revolution
Chapter 1: Show Me the Impact
Feature: Daniel Lurie
Chapter 2: Changing Strategies for a New Golden Age
Feature: Mary Galeti
Chapter 3: Why Not Innovate?
Features: Justin Rockefeller, Scott Belsky
PART TWO: Going All In
Chapter 4: The Do Something Generation
Features: Victoria Rogers, Hannah Quimby
Chapter 5: More Than an ATM
Features: Jenna Segal, Hadi Partovi
Chapter 6: Inspirational Peer Pressure
Feature: Jenna Weinberg
PART THREE: Respectful Revolutionaries
Chapter 7: Living My Values Seamlessly
Features: John Rutherford Seydel, Justin Rockefeller
Chapter 8: On the Shoulders of Giants
Features: Alexander Soros, John Rutherford Seydel
Chapter 9: Fielding a Multigenerational Team
Feature: Katherine Lorenz
Chapter 10: Next Gen Philanthropic Identity
Feature: Sara Ojjeh
Conclusion: Making the Most of the Golden Age of Giving
Appendix: Methods and Data
SHARNA GOLDSEKER is a speaker, writer, consultant, and today′s leading expert on multigenerational and next generation philanthropy. A next gen donor herself, she offers a trusted insider′s perspective. As executive director of 21/64, the nonprofit practice she founded to serve philanthropic and family enterprises, Sharna has created the industry′s gold–standard tools for transforming how philanthropic families define their values, collaborate, and govern.
MICHAEL MOODY helps people navigate today′s complex world of giving and social innovation. He holds the world′s first–ever endowed chair for family philanthropy, the Frey Foundation Chair at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. A well–known commentator on the vital role that philanthropy plays in our lives, he is coauthor of Understanding Philanthropy: Its Meaning and Mission and The Philanthropy Reader.