Giving Compass' Take:

• Stanford Social Innovation Review discusses how to equip the next generation with the tools they need to deliver on good intentions. It goes beyond the classroom.

• We've already seen how proactive today's young people can be when it comes to social justice, so targeting that passion and energy into impact would be a powerful endeavor.

• Here's how to cultivate the next generation of nonprofit leaders in metro areas.

Funders can take the lead to help educate the next generation of changemakers. San Francisco-based funder Tipping Point Community, which focuses on alleviating Bay Area poverty, has developed a curriculum for families to talk with their children about the importance of giving back. Its workbook offers discussion questions about family values and strengths, and provides ideas for tangible ways to get involved with the community, such as hosting a donation drive, raising money to fight poverty, or volunteering with local organizations as a family.

Volunteering should be more than a plus on college applications; policymakers should make it a mandatory requirement for high school graduation. Instead of scattering light-touch efforts throughout the community, funders and nonprofits should support teachers and parents to build long-term relationships with their organizations. Everyone should learn the nuts and bolts of successful fundraising. And most importantly, no matter how smart, educated, and well-resourced you are, when it comes to problem-solving, nothing can replace the power of lived experience. Social sector leaders must help teach young people how to responsibly engage with communities in need as co-designers of solutions.

Read the full article about training the next generation to give with impact by Kathleen Kelly Janus at Stanford Social Innovation Review.