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Joseph Piearson, Coordinator of Youth Philanthropic Initiatives for the Iowa Council of Foundations, will provide a summary of youth philanthropy. Particpants will learn how the ICoF’s Youth ...

Joseph Piearson, Coordinator of Youth Philanthropic Initiatives for the Iowa Council of Foundations, will provide a summary of youth philanthropy. Particpants will learn how the ICoF’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative is working with foundations to grow youth philanthropy in the state and hear step-by-step how high school students can play an important role. This webinar will explore how to involve youth on a variety of levels, giving suggestions and recommendations that will help you develop a model that works for your foundation.

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Paying It Forward: Steps for Advancing Youth Philanthropy in Your Community Presentation Transcript

  • 1. March 26, 2009
  • 2. OVERVIEW Youth Philanthropy in Iowa Examples of models Outcomes of youth philanthropy Step by step how to begin engaging youth
  • 3. ELEMENTS OF YOUTH PHILANTHROPY
    • High School Students*
    • Youth-Adult Partnerships*
    • Legitimate Grantmaking Authority*
    • Volunteer focus
    • Unites students county-wide
    • Contact with nonprofit organizations in community
    • Curriculum pieces in place for a variety of topics
    • *Present in all youth philanthropy endeavors in Iowa
  • 4. Youth Philanthropy is constantly growing and changing in Iowa. If you are aware of programs not on the map, please contact the ICoF, and accept our apologies!
  • 5. IOWA MODELS Community Foundation Based Private Foundation Community Organization Collaboration
  • 6. CF BASED
    • Teens for Tomorrow
      • Community Foundation Staff & Intern
      • High School Students (30-35 students)
      • $5,000 in grantmaking
      • Meets monthly
      • Service Projects
      • Curriculum
  • 7. PRIVATE FOUNDATION
    • YACC
      • Dekko Foundation
      • Grants $15,000
      • Meets monthly
      • Service projects
      • Grantmaking
      • Youth Empowerment
  • 8. COLLABORATION
    • Jackson County
      • Maquoketa Area Community Foundation & ISU Extension
      • Relationship with Schools
      • Youth development pieces by Extension
      • Philanthropy expertise provided by Maquoketa Area CF
      • $1,000 from CF for granting
  • 9. OUTCOMES: WHERE ARE WE GOING? Youth Development Adult Staff Community Leaders Institutions Zeldin, S., Petrokubi, J., Camino, L. (2008, October). Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public Action: Principles, Organizational Culture and Outcomes. Washington, D.C.:The Forum for Youth Investment.
  • 10. OUTCOMES: WHERE ARE WE GOING?
    • Youth Development
      • Safety & Belonging
      • Efficacy & Empowerment
      • Sociopolitical Awareness & Civic Competence
      • Community Connections
  • 11. OUTCOMES: WHERE ARE WE GOING?
    • Adult Leaders
      • Confidence & Competence
      • Networking
      • Generativity
  • 12. OUTCOMES: WHERE ARE WE GOING?
    • Community Leaders
      • Reflect on Negative Stereotypes
      • Advocates for Youth Participation
      • New Generation of Leaders
  • 13. OUTCOMES: WHERE ARE WE GOING?
    • Institutions
      • Institutionalized Expectation of Youth Participation
      • Civic Agendas Reflect Youth Voice
      • New Community Coalitions Emerge
      • Bridge nonprofit generation gap
  • 14. PAYING IT FORWARD Steps for organizing a successful youth philanthropy initiative.
  • 15. 3 PHASES Part 1: Prepare the Way Part 2: Engage Youth Part 3: Grow Into Roles
  • 16. PROCESS
    • Part 1: Prepare the Way
      • Step 1: Engage Governing Body
      • Step 2: Determine SPECIFIC Role of Youth
      • Step 3: Determine Logistic of Engagement
    • Part 2: Engage Youth
      • Step 1: Open Dialogue with Existing Youth-Structured Institutions
      • Step 2: Application Process
      • Step 3: Prepare Adults
      • Step 4: Orientation for Students
    • Part 3: Grow Into Roles
      • Step 1: Keep Moving
      • Step 2: Evaluation
      • Step 3: Pass It On
      • Step 4: Make Changes
  • 17. PHASE 1: PREPARE THE WAY
    • Step 1:Engage Governing Body
      • 100% support of adult leaders support philosophy
      • Sets environment as supportive & empowering
      • Motives
      • Consider time commitment
      • Determine capacity of involvement
  • 18. PHASE 1: PREPARE THE WAY
    • Step 2: Determine SPECIFIC Role of Youth
      • Voting power
      • How will engagement benefit the youth & organization?
      • What aspects of engagement will be completely based on youth decisions?
        • Attendance requirements/time commitment
        • Address all issues or only youth-related in grantmaking?
  • 19. PHASE 1: PREPARE THE WAY
    • Step 3: Determine Logistics of Engagement
      • Timeline
      • Funding
      • Educational components
      • Evaluation pieces
      • Who else should be involved?
  • 20. PHASE 2: ENGAGE YOUTH
    • Step 1:Open Dialogue with Existing Youth-Structured Institutions
      • Schools, churches, home school networks, etc
      • Support system
      • Promotion
      • Flexibility
  • 21. PHASE 2: ENGAGE YOUTH
    • Step 2: Application Process
      • Competitive
      • As prestigious as you make it
      • Challenge students & yourselves
      • Wide promotion
  • 22. PHASE 2: ENGAGE YOUTH
    • Step 3: Prepare Adults
      • Discuss how to work with youth
      • New dynamic
      • Prepare liaisons/mentors for youth
  • 23. PHASE 2: ENGAGE STUDENTS
    • Step 4: Orientation for Students
      • Ease into new concepts with students
      • Combine professional with fun
      • Provide material references
  • 24. PHASE 3: GROW INTO ROLES
    • Step 1: Keep Moving
      • ‘ Ongoing Practice’ Mindset
      • You are not ‘there’ yet
      • Sustain Relationships
  • 25. PHASE 3: GROW INTO ROLES
    • Step 2: Evaluation
      • Assess as you go
      • Flexibility
      • Year-end evaluation
  • 26. PHASE 3: GROW INTO ROLES
    • Step 3:Pass it on
      • Let community know youth are succeeding!
      • Good for youth, good for you
      • Network with similar programs
      • Youth Philanthropy Initiative of the Iowa Council of Foundations
  • 27. PHASE 3: GROW INTO ROLES
    • Step 4: Make Changes
      • Stay flexible
      • Listen to youth opinion
      • Don’t be afraid to challenge and risk
  • 28. CREATION OF THE YOUTH PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVE OF STORY COUNTY
  • 29. YOUTH PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVE OF THE IOWA COUNCIL OF FOUNDATIONS [email_address] IowaYouthPhilanthropy.org (515) 537-6956