Next Gen Donors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy



#NextGenDonors – Who are the next generation donors, and how do they think about philanthropy? Michael Moody, Ph.D. discusses first-of-its-kind research Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy conducted by The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University and 21/64, a nonprofit consulting practice specializing in next gen and multigenerational engagement in philanthropy.

The next generation of philanthropists, members of gen x and gen y, will “wield more philanthropic power than any previous generation.” Dr. Michael Moody reveals key research findings on these high capacity donors and discusses how they are changing philanthropy.

About Michael Moody, Ph.D.:

In July 2010, Dr. Moody joined the Johnson Center as the first holder of the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy. As Frey Chair, he works with a network of national advisors and partners to implement a comprehensive program of applied research, teaching, professional development, and public service, all designed to advance and promote the field of family philanthropy.

Dr. Moody is co-author (with Robert L. Payton) of the book, Understanding Philanthropy: Its Meaning and Mission, as well as numerous other publications about family foundations, next generation giving, donor education, ethical giving, venture philanthropy, giving as “giving back,” and many other topics. He is a frequent speaker about philanthropy at venues across the U.S. and worldwide.