Resource Generation organizes member delegations to attend conferences and other events. Delegations are a chance for members to meet each other, spread the word about RG, and be a visible presence of young people with wealth.
We send regular delegations to the Council on Foundations Family Philanthropy Conference and the US Social Forum.
Every year, Resource Generation has a strong presence at the Council on Foundations Family Philanthropy Conference. RG staff and members involved in our Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy program bring RG's work to the conference in a variety of ways, including:
- organizing a pre-conference Next Gen Retreat, along with Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) and 21/64
- facilitating daily Next Gen gatherings and "salons"
- holding positions of leadership within the conference, such as being on the planning committee or presenting workshops on the next generation of social change philanthropy
The US Social Forum (USSF) is a national gathering connected to the World Social Forum. It is not a conference per se, but a movement-building process for grassroots organizers to join together to come up with bottom-up solutions to economic and ecological crisis in a coordinated effort.
There have been two USSF gatherings. The USSF has been an important space for Resource Generation's organizing for many reasons, including the opportunity to: