Youth Philanthropy Board


What is the Youth Philanthropy Board?

A two-year youth education and leadership program designed to teach the art, science, and business of community philanthropy to the next generation by using the new learning paradigm of the Three Pillars of Philanthropy:

  1. Creating Community Impact - This program provides teens with an opportunity to make an impact in the community both by learning how community philanthropy works and by making the critical and often difficult decisions on resource allocation for the purpose of doing good.
  2. Vitalizing Donor Engagement - This program provides teens and young adults with opportunities and experiences to hone their skills in development, communication, and stewardship at the individual, foundation, and corporate levels. 
  3. Building Strategic Volunteerism - This program provides training and experience in recognizing and seizing opportunities to proactively address these felt needs where they exist.

The program runs during the school year from September to May with meetings once a month. It is a two-year commitment for juniors who attend the program.

Junior Curriculum Objectives

The major themes of the junior year, drawn from the Three Pillars of Philanthropy, are focused on Creating Community Capacity and Building Strategic Volunteerism.
The learning components include curriculum on:

  • The basics of philanthropy
  • Nonprofit sector giving and economic impact
  • Principles of endowment
  • Understanding financial markets social enterprise practices
  • Strategic volunteerism
  • Measuring program impact
  • Conducting organization site visits
  • Consensus building skills for reaching funding decisions 

Senior Curriculum Objectives

The major themes of the senior year, drawn from the Three Pillars of Philanthropy, are focused on Vitalizing Donor Engagement and continuing Building Strategic Volunteerism.
The learning components include curriculum on:

  • The basics of donor development
  • Communication and marketing
  • The paradigm of donor affinity/capacity
  • Campaign pyramid strategies
  • Developing an effective case for support
  • Major gift solicitations
  • Deferred giving
  • Event management
  • Donor stewardship

Both Junior and Senior cohorts conclude with a public, end-of-program year capstone ceremony in the community.

So how do you become a changemaker?

The application is a two-step process:

  1. Apply at the link below!
  2. Meet with program leaders for a personal interview!

APPLY NOW

Turning Passion into Purpose.