Listen to this podcast that I produced with a great team at the Foundation Center. It’s the first of four in our new GrantCraft series: Shaping the Future of Philanthropy: Voices from Next Gen Donors In this month-long series, we explore the values, motivations, and stories of the up-and-coming generation of philanthropists. This series complements research… Continue reading

Wealthy Young Donors Push Charities to Show Results

Bottom line: This article argues that 20 and 30-somethings with wealth want to clearly see how their financial gift will advance a cause, but that they also respect established histories of giving in their family. Makes sense. I’m excited to see more stories in the coming years on what causes specifically millennial donors are giving… Continue reading Wealthy Young Donors Push Charities to Show Results

Mobilizer Academy: New Leadership Opportunity

If you know a Millennial interested in developing leadership skills and tackling community needs, join's Mobilizer Academy to get access to training, mentors and fellow Millennial social change-makers. It's not bound by geography or background; this is a phenomenal opportunity for anyone looking to make a difference. I have extreme confidence in this pilot… Continue reading Mobilizer Academy: New Leadership Opportunity

Does your organization want to know more about your younger donors and volunteers?

Yes? You should make your organization a Millennial Research Project partner! Since 2010, more than 10,000 Millennials have participated in the Millennial Impact Research studies. The Millennial Impact Project is the most comprehensive research on Millennials, covering topics including how they (my generation) connect, involve and support causes. The intent of the research is to… Continue reading Does your organization want to know more about your younger donors and volunteers?

Weekly #MillennialChat Builds Reach and Success

When I can, I participate in the weekly Millennial Chats held over Twitter. The reach is actually staggering; last week’s special chat about the Millennial Impact Report included 547 tweets that reached an audience of 1,423,994 followers. I was among the tweeters, and even if you weren’t following the conversation, you can check it all… Continue reading Weekly #MillennialChat Builds Reach and Success

75% of 20-35 year olds donated to charitable causes in 2011

Remember the Millennial Donor and Engagement survey? Well, the results are in, and there’s a lot to be celebrated and learned! Here’s the full survey results along with some pretty neat infographics, and here’s an article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy breaking the (good) news. Below is a teaser of some of the learnings.

OUR TIME translates the news

41% of Americans believe that young adults have been hit the hardest by the recession. Only a third of 18-34 year olds rate their financial situation as “excellent” or “good.” Young adults working full time have median weekly earnings of $448, about 6 percent less than in 2007. Why we should care: The prospects for… Continue reading OUR TIME translates the news