Transforming Family Philanthropy Retreat

Transforming Family Philanthropy 2016 was a great success!  Stay tuned for more details on TFP in 2017, in March on the West Coast (location and date TBD).


What is TFP ?

Through skill-building DSC01500workshops, action planning sessions and expert panel discussions, TFP equips young people involved in their families’ foundations or philanthropy with the relationships, skills, and vision to transform philanthropy for social change.

Participants will share experiences and address questions such as:
•    What strategies can I use to bring new topics to the table and strengthen my voice in family decision-making?
•    How does my relationship with my family impact the ways we give together?
•    How can I look critically at questions of history, legacy and mission?
•    How can I incorporate social change giving strategies into my family’s philanthropy?

“The CCTFP retreat allowed me for the first time to have some frank discussions about sensitive topics with people in an open, honest manner.”  – 2011 Retreat Participant

What will you gain from it?

  • A community of other young people, ages 18-35, involved in their family funds
  • Skills-building and learning opportunities through interactive workshops and plenaries ranging from Family Philanthropy 101 to Mission Related Investing.
  • Access and one-on-one time with experts in the fields of philanthropy and social change, including 21/64
  • On-going support and resources through the Resource Generation Family Philanthropy Program and participating organizations

“RG’s ability to create an open space to share ideas, reflect, connect and push our personal edges is so fantastic!” – 2011 Retreat Participant

Who attends?

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The retreat is for young people who participate in–or want to participate in–their families’ philanthropy and care about social, economic and environmental justice. Whether you have years of experience in philanthropy or are just beginning, this conference will be a place to further develop your skills, learn new ones and connect with young people across the country. Participants are between the ages of 18 and 35.

The Transforming Family Philanthropy retreat is a safe and confidential space for exploring giving and family issues. You will not be fundraised by other participants or presenters, and Resource Generation does not share its mailing list.

“At Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy, I found peers who will be a network of support for the next 30+ years…I found mentors, friends and “family” to support me, challenge me and travel together in this complex and exciting work.” – 2011 Retreat Participant

Questions?

Contact Jes Kelley, Retreat Organizer: jes@resourcegeneration.org.

The Transforming Family Philanthropy retreat is a safe and confidential space for exploring giving and family issues. You will not be fundraised by other participants or presenters, and Resource Generation does not share its mailing list.

 


2016 Conference Schedule

 


Thursday, March 31st

 

12:00 – 1:30 pm: Light lunch and Registration

1:30 – 3:00 pm: Welcoming Plenary

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Snack and movement break!

3:15 – 5:15 pm: Racial Wealth Divide and the State of Family Philanthropy

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Race caucusing

6:30 – 8:00 pm: Dinner and Caucuses: Disabled & Able-Bodied

8:00 – 9:15 pm: Pods

9:15 pm: Optional nighttime activity

Friday, April 1st
7:00 – 8:00 am: Personal Practices (optional)

8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast and Caucuses: Race

9:00 – 10:30am: People’s History of Philanthropy Plenary

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:45pm: Workshop Session 1

  • Family Dynamics
  • How to Fundraise your Family

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch and Caucuses: Christian Hegemony Teach-In / Religious Heritage

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Free Time & Consulting Cafe

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Workshop Session 2

  • Impact Investing 101
  • Introduction to Campaign Organizing

6:30 – 7:45 pm: Dinner & Shabbat

8:00 – 9:00 pm: Pods

9:15 – 11:00 pm: Open Mic Night

Saturday, April 2nd

 

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Personal Practices (optional)

8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast and Caucuses: Gender

9:30 – 11:30 am:  Leveraging Privilege in Philanthropy Plenary

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Pods

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Lunch and Caucuses: LGBTQ and Straight-Identified

2:30 – 4:30 pm: Workshop Session 3

  • Social Justice Grantmaking
  • Out-of-the-box Giving Structures

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Free time

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Dinner and Open Space

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Dance Party!

Sunday, April 3rd

 

7:30 – 8:30 am: Personal Practice (optional)

8:30 – 10 am: Breakfast and Regional Caucuses

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Plenary:  How to Apply a Social Justice Lens to Your Family Philanthropy Plenary

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch and Pods

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Closing Plenary

3:15 pm: Shuttles depart to Hartford Bradley International Airport

Consultant Cafe will take place from 12:45 pm -8:00 pm on Friday April 1st and Saturday April 2nd. Consultant bios can be found in the program book.

More details about the programming and presenters can be found in the program book.