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Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy

The Next Generation

Alison Goldberg, Karen Pittelman

Paperback

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Description

Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy explains how privilege works in our society, and how young people can use it to better society. Based on the authors’ experiences with Resource Generation, a national nonprofit working with wealthy young progressives, the book makes the case for addressing urgent social and economic needs financially. It frames controversial topics from power dynamics to grants payout in an accessible way, offering next-generation readers the tools they need to transform their funds. Drawing on over 40 interviews, this is an essential guide for both young philanthropists and anyone working with wealthy families interested in ethical giving.

Soft Skull, 9781933368092, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2007



About the Author

Alison Goldberg joined Resource Generation's staff after the organization she created and directed, Foundations for Change, merged with RG. She has worked for a number of non-profits and within her own family's foundation to promote social and economic justice. Her previous publications include "Opportunity of a Lifetime: Young Adults in Family Philanthropy" for the National Center for Family Philanthropy's Passages Series and "Social Change Philanthropy and How It's Done" for Foundation News & Commentary. She lives in the Boston area.

Karen Pittelman is the author of Resource Generation's Classified: How to Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use It For Social Change from Soft Skull Press and served as RG's first program coordinator. At 25 she dissolved her $3 million trust fund to co-found the Chahara Foundation, a fund run by and for low-income women activists in Boston. She lives in New York City.

Resource Generation is a national non-profit organization that works with young people with financial wealth who believe in social change. Since 1996, the organization has offered a variety of programs educating young funders about social change philanthropy. RG is located in New York City and led by a cross-class board and staff.