Category: Gen2Gen

Over 50? Plan Your Volunteer Activity Now to Help Kids This Fall

If you’ve put volunteering with kids on your post-Labor Day list, hooray! Lots of youth-serving organizations need new volunteers starting in the fall. Now’s the time to start searching for the right opportunity for you. Here’s a list of 15 Gen2Gen partners, organized by area of interest, that are looking for fall volunteers in multiple […]

What’s on Tap for Gen2Gen Summer Fun(d)?

  More than 200 people of all ages applied to the Gen2Gen Summer Fun(d) in June with a wealth of scrappy, creative and fun ideas to bring the generations together. Congratulations to the 20 applicants below (listed alphabetically by state) — all Gen2Gen champions who are living Gen2Gen this summer! Each received up to $250 […]

A Prize Without Losers? That’s the Plan.

About five years ago, Kevin Starr offered a searing critique of the social sector prize-industrial complex in his piece, Dump the Prizes. Prizes, particularly crowdsourced ones, waste too much of everyone’s time, he wrote, rewarding novelty and distracting people from the programs that produce real impact.  Our organization recently launched a new prize, and we wrestled […]