Category Archives: Youth

Millennials as Social Citizens

The Millennials are coming!! Millennials (or Generation Y), the generation coming of age in the new millennium, have been derided as having “helicopter parents” being “boomerang kids”, having an excessive sense of self-worth and generally being a pain in the butt in the corporate world. But they are also volunteering like mad. USA Today reports […]

Alumni Giving Trends

Inside Higher Ed covers alumni giving trends today in “Donations Are Up, But Not From Alumni”. Examining the behavior of younger alumni, the site quotes an entry to my One Post Challenge: Writing last year as a guest at the blog Tactical Philanthropy, Sam Huleatt, co-founder of a company that builds social networks for private […]

Student Philanthropy Blog

Dr. Linda Harvey teaches Fund Raising & Philanthropy at Kansas State University school. This semester her students are authoring a group blog about what they’ve learned and their class discussions. I encourage readers to check out the blog and leave comments for the students. In response to my email, Dr Harvey writes back: I encourage […]

A Shout-Out to Youth!

This entry to the One Post Challenge comes from Jamie Kong. Jamie is the Program Coordinator for YouthChoose, a Youth Philanthropy Program. is a nonprofit website that connects individual donors with teachers requesting materials and experiences their students need to thrive in the classroom.  When donors entrust large donations to the YouthChoose program, […]

Social Finance Careers

The Forex Blog brings us a really nice intro to careers in social finance. If you’re a Tactical Philanthropy reader who is in college or thinking about moving into social finance, this article is a great primer: If you’re interested in a financial career, you might be curious about how your interests can lead to […]

Charles Collier Podcast Interview

Launch Podcast Read Transcript Today I am happy to release the new Tactical Philanthropy Podcast Interview. Every other Friday I release an interview with someone involved in philanthropy. Today’s interview is with Charles Collier. Charlie is the senior philanthropic advisor at Harvard University. He has also held positions at Princeton, Brown, Andover and Dartmouth. He […]

Youth Philanthropy in Action

I read an interesting blog post on the benefits of youth philanthropy recently: "Addictions, dropout rates, gang violence — we are seldom at a loss for stories of how today’s youth burden society locally and nationally. What is the solution to this upsetting trend? Youth philanthropy." You can read the rest here. The post also […]