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The Next Generation (Next Gen)
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Who We Are:

The Next Generation of the Delaware Community Foundation (Next Gen) is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to develop young professionals (age 25 to 40) into effective nonprofit board leaders.

What We Do:

Next Gen executes its mission by providing members with hands-on experience and training in the following areas:

1. Administration– Next Gen is part of the Delaware Community Foundation, but is run as an autonomous organization that is responsible for conducting regular meetings and sustaining all operations of a nonprofit board.

2. Fundraising– Next Gen members run several fundraising events each year, including the Fall Family Festival at Ramsey’s Farm and Chips for Charity.

3. Endowment Building– Next  Gen is building an endowment fund at the DCF that will provide perpetual funding for charitable grants to benefit Delaware.

4. Grant Making– Next Gen solicits and reviews applications, then awards grants to organizations that align with Next Gen’s area of focus and standards for quality. Every two years, the group votes to determine an area of focus.

5. Education– Next Gen draws high-profile guest speakers who cover topics pertinent to being an effective board member and community leader. Past speakers have included Thère du Pont, Beau Biden and others.

6. Community Outreach– Next Gen seeks opportunities to serve the community, particularly through organizations that have received grants in the past. This can include mentorship opportunities and other volunteer activities.

What do Next Gen Board and Committee Members gain?

· Leadership skills

· A greater network of young professionals and industry leaders

· Opportunities to volunteer and make meaningful contributions to the community

· Hands-on experience serving as leaders in a nonprofit organization

About the Next Generation:

The Next Generation is a philanthropic organization that develops young professionals into effective nonprofit board leaders. A Giving Circle of the Delaware Community Foundation, Next Gen engages members in hands-on fundraising, grant making, education and community outreach.