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Millennial Giving – My Thought…..


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.

Continue Reading 24/09/2012 at 10:57 Leave a comment

Change is Good


Remember the book, Who Moved My Cheese? The Heath Brothers book Switch takes a better look at change. Bottom line change is happening all the time. I think change is coming in faster increments today than it was 10 years ago. As a nonprofit sector, we need to learn to review new ideas quickly, try, fail, adapt, try again, adjust and move forward. Standing still is not an option to be competitive in the nonprofit fundraising marketplace.

Continue Reading 10/09/2012 at 11:45 Leave a comment

Generations Working Together – From Boomers to Millennials


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.

Continue Reading 23/08/2012 at 16:08 Leave a comment

How #Millennials Make the (Nonprofit) Workplace Better


So we could continue to roll our eyes at Gen Y, accuse them of being spoiled and entitled and clueless little brats. We could wish that they’d get taken down a peg by the “school of hard knocks” and learn to accept that this is just the way things are.

But if we’re smart, we’ll cheer them on. Be selfish, Gen Y! Be entitled! Demand what you want. Because we want it, too.

Continue Reading 20/08/2012 at 16:12 Leave a comment

Millennial & Fundraising Info


When it comes to working with, learning about and sharing – no greater source then Millennials themselves. And yes there are some that fit a stereotype and others that don’t – like ANY generation! Here are some sources to use in your search for information on fundraising, engagement and working with Millennials.

Continue Reading 30/07/2012 at 04:06 Leave a comment


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