In Their Own Words: Young Philanthropists
Thanks to donations from TechSoup.org and Cisco’s FLIP Video, you can hear from AFP chapters’ Youth in Philanthropy award winners—in their own words. Take a few minutes to be inspired by these short clips from young philanthropists who received their AFP chapter YIP awards. Enjoy!
Also, see Carrie in the video production of Just Like You, a special tool for kids sharing about their cancer.
Get Started Quick Tips
Are you inspired by the work of young people in your community? You can help advance your AFP chapter’s Youth in Philanthropy program today. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
- Host a "Bring a/your child to an AFP luncheon" event. This is a great way to introduce philanthropy to a child in a "grown up" setting.
- Ask a local school partner to host a YIP committee/board meeting. Your chapter benefits by staying connected with local youth leadership and vice versa.
- Consider reaching out to your chapter membership to support your chapter’s work in youth in philanthropy. An easy first step is to email your membership list.
Click here to see a sample YIP outreach communication from the AFP New Jersey Chapter. Feel free to copy and edit it for your chapter’s use in reaching out to your membership.
AFP Chapter Spotlight: Alabama
The AFP Alabama Chapter’s has more than 100 members. Read our interview to learn more about how the chapter works with youth in philanthropy, how the chapter manages to make its YIP program a priority and what best practices the chapter uses to manage the leadership of YIP programs from year to year.
YIP Featured Resource: Young Careers Kit
Yes, we’re making YIP easy! AFP chapters everywhere celebrate youth in philanthropy programs. If you want to have a chapter YIP program as well, where do you start? AFP has developed a Careers in Fundraising Toolkit to help. All you need to do is open it! The toolkit can help your chapter begin or grow a YIP program. Engage high school students in your area by utilizing this toolkit. To get the ball rolling, chapters can order Ten Reasons to Consider a Career in Fundraising at no charge from www.AFPprintq.com. Help develop the next generation of fundraisers. For more information on the contents of the toolkit, go to www.afpnet.org, click on “About AFP” and then select “Engaging the Next Generation.”
The Best of the AFP YIP Blog
If you are not part of the AFP YIP blog, you have missed some interesting discussions on how young people worldwide are making a difference through their philanthropic efforts. Read more.
Join Us at the Youth in Philanthropy Affinity Session!
If you are involved with Youth in Philanthropy (YIP), plan to attend the YIP affinity session at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Vancouver, April 1–3, 2012. During the session you will hear the latest news on AFP chapter YIP programs and projects, learn how you can start or evolve a YIP program in your chapter and meet people interested in helping you share the youth in philanthropy movement. Mark your calendars now!
- What: AFP Youth in Philanthropy Affinity Session
- When: Sunday, April 1, 2012
- Time: 1–2 p.m.
- Where: Vancouver Convention Center–West, West Ballroom B