Resource Generation is taking action nationally! In 2011 we launched three national partnerships - strengthening our national programing and organizing in the areas of giving, impact investing and progressive tax reform.
Wealthy people pay far less than their fair share of taxes. But important policy changes are up for debate in Congress and state legislatures right now. These decisions impact the funding that is available for schools, healthcare, jobs creation, safety net programs, and other critical services. It's time to get involved!
What role do young people with wealth have to play in influencing the other 95%? As philanthropy and the non-profit sector have grown in sophistication, so has the management of their finances. Foundations are finding unique ways to go beyond their 5% grantmaking by leveraging "the other 95%" in assets, while nonprofits are adopting investment strategies to further social and environmental causes. How can we forward this work?
In 2011 we piloted The Next Gen Fellowship Program in Mission Related Investing, where by Resource Generation and Confluence Philanthropy partnered to convene a group of RG members for a year of learning and action, culminating in a collective project focused on organizing young people with wealth around impact investing. Read here for more information on the fellowship. Details forthcoming the second week of May, 2013, about applying for the 2013 cohort.
Member-Led Action Projects are an opportunity for RG-ers to take collective action together.
Action Projects emerged out of chapters as communities of RG members were moved to practice the social change concepts and values they developed through meeting together. Member-Led Action Projects span a broad spectrum, from giving circles to specific campaign organizing.
There are many ways to take action, from organizing on your family foundation’s board to getting involved in RG’s or other national campaigns. Action Projects are one way that some RG members have taken action with their money while building community and “learning through doing.”
Member-Led Action Projects:
Current and past Member-Led Action Projects include:
To read more on giving circles, check out "Giving Circles, Donor Circles, and Community-Based Funding" in the "Resources" section of our website.
Have you been talking with other folks in the community about a new project to start? Click here for criteria for new projects and support you receive from RG staff.