Activating the Millennial Generation

Connection Cafe

I hope this doesn’t scare you, because once you get past some of the negative propaganda surrounding this generation, you’ll find a passionate group of people who are driven by a desire to do good and make a difference.

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Bringing Up the Next Generation of Faithful Supporters

Connection Cafe

They want to encourage interest from the younger generation. My response is usually the same – how are you bringing up the next generation of faithful supporters? What strategies are you using to build your pipeline and encourage engagement from every generation?

Millennials: How to Gain the Loyalty of Younger Generations

Connection Cafe

We’ve have been coined as the “Facebook Generation” and the “Lazy Generation ”, but I’d like to challenge the stereotypes. The Next Generation in American Giving report also provides promising statistics about the giving preferences of younger generations.

Generational Differences Are Real


It doesn’t take a lot of searching on the web to find essays, posts, and articles that declare generational differences a big lie. Many of them center around Millennials, particularly because that generation has been covered in the press with many different names (Gen Y, NetGen, etc.)

Why Generative?


Why did we use the not-so-commonly-known word, “generative” in describing one of our human elements. After all, people have a pretty quick feel for what we mean by open, trustworthy, and courageous, but not so much with generative. So why generative?

Martus: The Next Generation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And Jeff Klingner (who cooked this up) asked that I credit CBS Studios for the still from Star Trek: The Next Generation and for the captioning technology!

7 Strong Stats About The Next Generation Of Donors


” Here are 10 stats to help you appeal to the next generation of givers. 49% of Generation Y said they would be more likely to donate if they can see the impact of their donation. Over 50% of this generation were interested in recurring donations.

Top 5 Fundraising Ideas from The Next Generation of American Giving [+Slides]

Connection Cafe

All generations are not created equal! How about you leave a comment below with your best ideas on how to use The Next Generation of American Giving Research to improve fundraising performance? Learn more about generational giving in America.

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Social Business and Generations


Of course, a few years ago (when social media was still being discounted as a possible fad), there was a more pressing challenge for organizations: generational diversity. So have generational issues been superseded by social media and social business? Every generation is social.

Learning Who Gives: How Generations X, Y, Baby Boomers, and Matures Donate

Connection Cafe

Join Pam for an informational webinar “Who Gives: How Generations X, Y, Baby Boomers, and Matures Donate” on November 13th. Boomers are the generational cohort that charitable organizations should focus on today. By Pam Loeb, Gayle Vogel and Emily Hahn of Edge Research.

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace


I am super excited to share with you our brand new Generations on-demand course. It also includes a copy of Jamie’s Generational Differences in the Workplace e-book. WHOO HOO!

Generation Thumb


A popular topic at conferences and water coolers in recent months has been how different generations engage with nonprofits. This is a subject that I've covered in my presentation "The Changing Nature of Online Fundraising" over the past year

Generation Rwanda: Two Stories

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Both are on full scholarship at the Kigali Health Institute and are supported by nonprofit call “ Generation Rwanda ” that helps orphans and other socially vulnerable people in Rwanda become leaders and foster economic development and social reconciliation.

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User-Generated Content: Put your constituents to work!

Connection Cafe

With User-Generated Content, you can actually rely on your constituents for some of that writing. The most simple and ubiquitous form of User-Generated Content is a Comments space. For many nonprofits, writing new online content can be a huge burden.

Igniting the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders


Yet most nonprofits operate in very old school ways and if we don’t begin to openly examine the problems with these dated structures, we will fail in setting up future generations for nonprofit leadership success.

The Next Generation of American Giving: Insights, Takeaways, & Suggestions From The Nonprofit Industry

Connection Cafe

You may have heard that Blackbaud recently released a generational giving study and associated infographic that covers the Next Generation of American Giving! Take a gander at what industry professionals are saying about your donors: baby boomers, generations x and y, and the matures. 5 of a Number of Takeaways from Blackbaud’s 2013 Next Generation Giving Study – NPQ. Charitable Giving Demographics: Baby Boomers the Most Generous Generation – Millionaire Corner.

How to generate Twitter leads using automation


The Twittersphere is stupid awesome for generating leads and various PR opportunities. The opportunities to generate leads from Twitter are definitely there, they’re just waiting for someone like you to respond.

[Cause Camp] The Three As of of Nonprofit Content Generation

NonProfit Hub

Enter Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang’s content generator and social media extraordinaire. The post [Cause Camp] The Three As of of Nonprofit Content Generation appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Featured Social Media advocacy appeals appreciation As content generation hub Nonprofit three

The 5 Ways Your Nonprofit’s Website Generates Traffic


Google’s algorithm for generating this list is of course proprietary, but it is important to find out what search terms are being used to land users onto your webpage. Social media is a less used, but no less important, means of generating web traffic.

How To Manage Multiple Generations In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A reality driven by the fact that by 2020, 25 percent of the labor force will be over the age of 55, and Generation Z is just now entering the workforce. Understand that work ethic means very different things to each generation and this includes time in the office.

Part 1: How to Generate More Nonprofit Website Traffic


The post Part 1: How to Generate More Nonprofit Website Traffic appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Photobucket. We all strive to build and maintain beautiful websites.

Three Apps to Reach Generation Z


Unfortunately, most nonprofits don't spend enough time or resources cultivating young people, despite the fact that Generation Z will comprise 40% of consumers by 2020. I don't have to tell you that advocates and donors are the heart of your organization. You would not survive without them.

Nonprofits Need To Nurture the Next Generation of New Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We need a new generation of leaders. who asked the senior program staffer to generate a new idea for a fundable program? A new leader can’t grow unless given the rope to generate an idea and execute. Flickr Photo by Wesley Fryer.

Activating the Generation of Do-Gooders: MCON 2016

Connection Cafe

Like with generations past, Millennials (born 1980-2000) are the “it” audience right now. They’ve overtaken all other generations in terms of population in the United States, and they’ve recently surpassed Baby Boomers to become the largest generation in the workforce. But also like generations past, Millennials do things differently. And as the largest generation in the country, they’re the ones setting the expectations and making the rules (or will be soon).

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Generation Generosity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Trendwatching has released its February report called " Generation Generosity " They sum it up as: "Giving is the new taking, and sharing is the new giving.n The most important driver behind GENERATION G is a wide variety of consumers and citizens being more generous.

Social Media Lessons from 4 Generations of Canadian Donors

Connection Cafe

Social media may seem like the way to reach the next generation of donors. Social Media Generation Profiles. Generation X (or Gen X, born 1965 – 1980). Civics: Civics are using social networks, but not as much as other generations.

3 Ways to Generate More Revenue at Your Events

Connection Cafe

Here are a few options for generating more revenue at your events. Fundraising events

My Notes from Next Generation Evaluation Meeting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate


Those of us born between 1980 to 1995 are commonly referred to as Generation-Y. To be honest, I think the name N-Gen (Net Generation) is more befitting. We are in the 6th / 7th generation and still they have not evolved in their format and focus.

Need-to-Know Data about Generational Characteristics


We''re getting closer to year-end fundraising. As your plans are coming together, you will want to hone in on the experiences and needs of your target audiences.

Connected Generation: Youth Workers and Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this month, the Connected Generation conference brought lots of folks from organizations and direct services groups, as well as practitioners, educators, and researchers together in Bristol, UK, to talk about the use of social media in youth work.

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation


————– In a few years, the Millennial generation (born between 1982 and 2004) will be the single largest segment of the workforce—a spot they will hold for decades to come. This is the first generation to NOT remember the work world without the Internet. (If

A Look At Canadian Philanthropy Across Generations


Last week Blackbaud along with partners HJC, Sea Change Strategies, and Edge Research released findings from the 2013 Next Generation of Canadian Giving study. Civics are the most generous generation. This is the generation to watch and cultivate now.

The Generational Divide - The Landscape of Donor Research, Relationships and Generational Realizations Every Nonprofit Should See

Connection Cafe

If you currently work in a nonprofit organization, or the corporate world for that matter, you've no doubt had a conversation in the past year about "generational differences" today. How do you reach Generation Y with the many different outlets they use? Author: Jordan Viator.

Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” So, I’m very curious about what is next the generation of evaluation? What lies beneath the big ideas that will be discussed at Next Generation Evaluation?

What is this next generation of online giving?

Connection Cafe

Now, we’re entering into a third wave, also known as the next generation of online giving. So what is this third wave, the next generation of online giving? And this very important finding will help guide the next generation of online giving. The platform aims to help people spread the word about these causes, and ultimately, generate support. We’ve seen three clear waves of online giving. The first allowed donations to a cause online.

NPR Generation Listen — Get It First: NPR Listening Party Kit

AFP Blog

NPR Generation Listen — Get It First: NPR Listening Party Kit : "We’re excited to be launching on #GivingTuesday, Dec. Sign up to be the first to get the NPR Listening Party Kit: Giving Edition right here. We can’t wait to see how you #hostyourown. Just download the kit, gather your favorite people, and jump right into your #nprlisteningparty. And please tag yourselves and @NPRgenlisten in your pics to help us spread the spirit of giving and curiosity this holiday season." 'via

Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

This much rings true for your nonprofit organization and the next generation of do-gooders. These are the people who have your back; these are the people who understand your mission – and they could be the next generation of leaders for your organization.

Study: Photos Generate More Retweets on Twitter


According to a new study by Dan Zarrella of Hubspot, sharing photos on Twitter generates significant retweets too. Past studies have said that sharing photos on Facebook sparks engagement.

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HOW TO: Engage 5 Generations of Donors and Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Each generation living today has come of age with profoundly different experiences concerning mass communication and these differences directly impact how they give to nonprofits. Generation Z (Born 2001–Present, Currently Ages 13 and Younger).

Succession Planning for the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

This much rings true for your nonprofit organization and the next generation of do-gooders. These are the people who have your back; these are the people who understand your mission – and they could be the next generation of leaders for your organization.

Could your non-profit generate revenue? (5 questions to ask yourself)


Building on the discussion of revenue generating non-profits from Monday, this article talks about five questions you should ask yourself when considering if your non-profit could fundraise via revenue generation. This five step process will take you a long way in the direction of seeing if this is a fit for you

The Smartphone Generation and Healthcare Marketing

Mobile Commons

As mobile phones become ubiquitous, there’s a huge opportunity for healthcare marketers to capitalize on this shift, especially with today’s smartphone generation of millennials. The Rise of the Smartphone-Only Generation.