2018 Youth Philanthropy Webinar Series

Free webinars for ideas to fuel your programming and outreach to next-gen philanthropists.

Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy host a FREE webinar series designed to support next-gen leadership and giving. Sessions feature national experts and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy faculty and students sharing research, resources, and examples of classroom-based grantmaking programs.

The series incorporates YPII’s 4-pillar model of Serving, Giving, Leading, and Engaging to highlight the progression of youth taking action and engaging others in their communities. Join us for real-world examples and resources you can integrate into your programs.

Target Audience: This series is tailored for foundations, youth-serving organizations, and nonprofits interested in engaging young people in philanthropy. It is appropriate for anyone interested in connecting programming to next-gen giving and philanthropy for the community.

Cost: Free! We thank the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy for sponsoring this series and highlighting the contributions their faculty and students are making to the philanthropic sector.


Learning to Give Time, Talent, and Treasure

May 22, 1-2:30 p.m. EST
YPII Pillar: Serve

Young people are passionate about issues they care about. Yet, developing the skills to find solutions and create dialogue takes guidance and practice to be successful. Join us to learn ways you can help empower these students as citizens. Staff and faculty from Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Learning to Give, and Grand Valley State University will  share their solutions for engaging students in taking action for the common good.

Helping Students Learn by Giving

August 28, 1-2:30 p.m. EST
YPII Pillar:

To address our greatest challenges now and in the future, we need informed, skilled, and thoughtful philanthropic leaders. Join faculty and staff from Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Magnified Giving to explore classroom-based grantmaking programs. These programs are creating next-gen change agents by igniting students’ interest in philanthropy. You'll learn how courses like Learning by Giving, The Philanthropy Lab, and Magnified Giving help students become effective givers by making real dollar grants to nonprofits in their community.

Funding Youth Philanthropy

September 25, 1-2:30 p.m. EST
YPII Pillar:

Worldwide, more than 200 foundations offer youth grantmaking programs and over 100 related resources exist. However, this information is not broadly available. For this program, research faculty and students from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy explore recent findings on how funders choose to support youth philanthropy programming. ​We’ll also hear recommendations from Foundation Center’s Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy report.

Raising Kind Kids through Empathy and Social-Emotional Learning

Dec. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. EST
YPII Pillar:

Explore how empathy and kindness help young people develop skills for healthier and more prosocial philanthropic behavior. You'll learn about YPII's Raising Kind Kids project, which helps educators introduce concepts of philanthropy to preschoolers through social-emotional learning. We'll explore the Random App of Kindness (RAKi), an interactive game for your smartphone, created to help increase empathic habits in teens. Learn about groundbreaking research with the Greater Good Science Center based at UC Berkeley that looks at the roots of compassion, happiness, and altruism.


If you have questions about this series, please contact YPII Director Jill Gordon by email or call 317-630-5200 Ext. 116.


Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII)
The mission of YPII (pronounced Yippee) is to grow lifelong philanthropists who share their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. YPII does this by providing educational training and resources to help foundations, youth-serving organizations, schools, families, and young people teach youth about giving and serving (philanthropy) in their communities.

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: Improving Philanthropy to Improve the World
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is globally recognized as the first of its kind. School faculty and staff train and empower students and practitioners to innovate and lead—and to create positive and lasting change in the world.