Building Effective Youth-Adult Partnerships

Thursday, March 31, 2016 (2pm - 3pm US/Eastern)

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Enhancing Youth Engagement in Philanthropy: A Webinar Series for Adults

Together with our partners at Youth Philanthropy Connect , we are pleased to present this webinar series. Are you new to or working to better engage youth in your philanthropy? The next generation, ages 8-21+, want to be engaged in philanthropy and giving. According to one Fast Company article, “They only have the weight of saving the world and fixing our past mistakes on their small shoulders.” We know youth are ready to accept that challenge!

In this 4-part webinar series, learn from nationally-known and renowned field experts about strategies to work with and lift up youth; how to tell the story of youth giving; social justice philanthropy as a trending topic across the field; and, how to put these engagement tips into action with tools to help you and the young people you care about!

  • Building Effective Youth-Adult Partnerships, Thursday, March 31, 2-3pm ET: Building and sustaining effective youth-adult partnerships is key to both advancing youth philanthropy initiatives and fostering youth development. Participants will come away from this webinar with tangible tools and resources to set themselves up for success in developing youth leadership skills and facilitating meaningful investments of time, talent, and treasure.

  • What Disney Taught Us About Storytelling, Thursday, June 23, 2-3pm ET: It can be a challenge to effectively communicate your story – to demonstrate your impact, garner funds, and to simply explain philanthropy to your peers. During this webinar, you will learn how to share the story of your giving and best practices for how to leverage these stories through your philanthropy network.

  • Social Justice Philanthropy, Thursday, August 18, 2016, 3-4pm ET: Hear from Melanie Brown, ‎Senior Program Officer, U.S. Policy and Advocacy at the ‎Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and youth philanthropists engaged in social justice grantmaking.

  • Youth Philanthropy--Making a Difference, Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2-3pm ET: This webinar with Exponent Philanthropy will discuss the many ways to engage youth in philanthropy and will feature the Teen Philanthropy Café readers, created through a partnership of Exponent Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, with funding by the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation.

Thank you to Youth Philanthropy Connect for their partnership in this webinar series.

More details for this webinar: Building Effective Youth-Adult Partnerships


Gaby Baum, a high school junior, has been active in philanthropy through the Jewish Teen Funders Network, Teen Tzedakah Korps, and the NJY camps philanthropy program. She is currently creating her own youth leadership and philanthropy board and has been a member of the Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership team since 2014.

Daniel Horgan has over 17 years of experience working in the public and private sectors. Through partnerships with local and national consulting firms along with his own practice, the D.G. Horgan Group, Daniel has gained experience in the areas of leadership, communications, strategic planning, diversity, youth development, and partnership building.

Lexi Laginess is a senior in high school and has been involved with youth philanthropy for the past 3 years. She started her philanthropic career at her local community foundation and has since branched out to many other youth oriented organizations. Lexi is currently on Youth Philanthropy Connect's leadership team.

Alison Pakradooni, a sophomore at Temple University began participating in the youth involvement program (AYSP) at her family Philanthropy, The Andrus Family Fund (AFF) at 13. She proceeded to further her involvement by starting the Fund’s Boards Executive Training (BETs). Alison serves on the Youth Philanthropy Connect leadership team.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Teen Philanthropy Cafe Readers

Meeting Attire:
Attire for educational programs is business casual.

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 03/31/2016
Name Price Available To
Exponent Philanthropy Member $0.00   Organization Member
Professional Member
Individual Member
Non-member registration $0.00   Guest

Cancellation and Other Policies:
Cancelations received before close of business the day preceding the webinar will be fully refunded. Cancelations received on the day of or after the webinar will receive a credit of a comparable amount toward a future educational program or written resource.

By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to the Exponent Philanthropy Participant Guidelines. Read them here:

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:
Thank you to Youth Philanthropy Connect for their partnership in creating this webinar series.

For more information please contact:
Ms. Akilah Massey
Program Director
Exponent Philanthropy
Phone: (202) 580-6568
Fax: (202) 580-6579