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I am the Program Director for Cross-Cultural Thresholds, a non-profit organization that partners with grassroots leaders to build schools in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Our philosophy revolves around the belief that EVERY PERSON can be a philanthropist. We each have skills to offer this world and every child deserves the chance to reach their potential.
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Collaborative Philanthropy | Cross-Cultural Thresholds

Collaborative Philanthropy | Cross-Cultural Thresholds | Connecting, Learning, Building, Sustaining | Scoop.it
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Check out Katherine Fulton's TEDTalk, You are the Future of Philanthropy, and find out how the world of giving is adapting, growing, and becoming a part of everyone's lives.

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Growing Giving: How can we close the generational gap in giving?

Growing Giving: How can we close the generational gap in giving? | Connecting, Learning, Building, Sustaining | Scoop.it

Today’s launch of the Parliamentary Inquiry on Growing Giving is an important move towards greater understanding of the patterns and trends in generational giving, and gives interested parties the...

Emily Bierwirth's insight:

"It is clear that young people are altruistic, and the challenge for charities and government is finding ways to put that altruism into practice and encourage this generation to give throughout their adult life."


As you know, your involvement with CCT and our partners in Kenya does not end with the conclusion of a trip to the Kibera Slum. Commitment is vital to sustaining the schools we build together. Whether you're giving time, skills, or financial support, every person at every age is a philanthropist!

This blog post asks - how can we engage the next generation to become philanthropists? How does philanthropy become an obvious choice for young adults and a lasting parts of their lives?

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