Keep your family updated at regular intervals on the foundation’s activities, and ask for their input. This will not only help prepare future philanthropic leaders,, but it will also provide you with fresh perspectives from a variety of sources. It will give everyone a chance to feel involved in and fulfilled by your family’s giving.
Some families involve young children, and others wait until their kids are young adults. Make being involved in your giving an opportunity and a privilege, not a burdensome responsibility, and young people will be more likely to step up to the plate. And keep the door open – create many moments of – and types of – opportunities to get engaged. And remember – all the generations have much to teach one another, and that being part of a giving family is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn and grow together while making the world a better place.