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When those of us in our 50′s and 60′s now were under 30 – we were not giving like we give now. It takes experience and earning (or a great trust fund, savings account, donor advised fund) to make the contributions we are able and willing to give now. Once, long ago, we were “Gen Y”…..volunteering more time than money and engaging friends without social media.
I want to thank fellow Rotarian Helen Blunden of Activate Learning Solutions in Melbourne, Australia for sharing this with me on Twitter during #rotarychat. We were discussing Millennials and she shared this great Vimeo video from Box 1824.
The latest issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy (June 28) has some great information on fearless fundraising ideas. Recently the philanthropic conversation has been around the recent release of the Giving USA annual report. I have been more interested in the why and how of moving forward fearlessly, that the statistics. ‘Cause somethings gotta give!
In light of the recent Giving USA annual report and Case Foundation call to arms Be Fearless, we don’t have time for incremental change – we need to bold, risk taking moves and be willing to take risks and learn from failure. I believe our donors want us to take the lead, be bold, even courageous in our work and with them.
Penelope Burk has released some preliminary information from the fourth annual Cygnus Donor Survey. The last survey question is always a doozy – What could unleash your philanthropy at a whole new level? And wouldn’t we all like the answer to THAT one!