Next Gen – Empowering the Next Generation of philanthropy professionals

The Next Gen programme gives a new generation of professionals in philanthropy a unique chance to interact with leading philanthropy practitioners from Europe and around the world, and form lasting networks with their peers. Next Gens are newcomers to the sector – those either at the start of their professional careers or those who are making a career change from other sectors.

What is the Next Gen programme? 

The Next Generation programme aims to enable the new generation of professionals in philanthropy to learn about:

  • Philea; 
  • The state of institutional philanthropy both in Europe and internationally;  
  • And key issues and trends of the sector.  

Created in 2010, the programme furthers Philea’s commitment to advance learning and knowledge development in the sector. The Next Gen programme is embedded in the Philea Forum, giving participants a chance to network and share with leading philanthropy professionals from Europe and around the world.  

Since its establishment, more than 70 participants from over 40 organisations have taken part in the programme, and a couple of dozen now form part of a dynamic Next Generation Alumni group.

 

About Next Gen 2022

The Philea Forum 2022 took take place from 30 May to 1 June 2022 in Barcelona.

The programme was designed exclusively for Philea members who are:

  • Young professionals;
  • Professionals who have recently taken up a job in the philanthropic sector;
  • Have not attended a previous Philea Forum or Annual Conference.

The programme enabled participants to:

  • Gain insight in developments in institutional philanthropy in Europe;
  • Exchange with peers about what it means to be a professional in philanthropy and which development opportunities may be available;
  • Build relationships with peers and the wider Philea network
  • Find out more about Philea and learn how Philea can support foundation staff with their daily work.

This year saw 10 participants join the programme, who had the opportunity to talk and learn from representatives of some of our most experienced Members.

Recent News and Opinion
Luisa Bonin
Guest Researcher, Maecenata Foundation
Opinions29 September 2022

Next Gen at Philea Forum 2022: The view from Brazil

Next Gens are newcomers to the sector – those either at the start of their professional careers or those who are making a career change from other sectors. The 2022 Philea Forum lasted four days, and when it ended, it was just the beginning for me.
News16 March 2022

Are you part of the Next Generation in philanthropy? Apply for Philea’s Next Gen programme!

Taking place throughout the Philea Forum 2022, the Next Gen programme gives a new generation of professionals in philanthropy a unique chance to interact with leading philanthropy practitioners from Europe…

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Daniel Spiers
Programme Officer – Peer-Exchanges & Knowledge
daniel.spiers@philea.eu
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