Tag: GenY

Generation Give: Make It Personal

Filed in For Profit, Millennials, Non-Profit, Plurals, Social Enterprise by on October 11, 2013 8 Comments
Generation Give: Make It Personal

They’re not interested in structures or institutions, but youth sure are eager to support the causes they’re passionate about.  In fact, this new wave of philanthropists — we’re dubbing “Generation Give” — believe social change is as important as profit (42% of youth under 30, as compared to 26% of adults over 45). In addition, […]

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Why “Connected Learning” Will Unleash A New Generation Of Social Entrepreneurs

Filed in 3. architects of change, Plurals, School by on October 3, 2013 2 Comments
Why “Connected Learning” Will Unleash A New Generation Of Social Entrepreneurs

“Information is the currency of democracy.” ~Thomas Jefferson So accustomed to a fast-paced and ever changing landscape of digital experiences, today’s generation of K-12 students aren’t always engaged learners at school.  For them, this institution of learning is just a single node in a global network of rich information resources. Though yesteryear’s schools (and libraries) […]

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Stop Calling Them Slactivists!

Stop Calling Them Slactivists!

We have before us a new generation of activists who are mashing up philanthropy in ways that most organizations have yet to understand or empower.  Unfortunately, “activism 2.0” tends to be mistaken as “slacktivism” — a derogatory and damaging label, particularly when associated with youth.  The term suggests that their efforts are less consequential and […]

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Youth

Filed in 1. youth trends by on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Youth

Young people are the drivers behind popular culture and social change.  They are responsible for the many disruptive shifts organizations experience today. Generations Y & Z (more popularly known as Millennials and Plurals), have altered communication patterns, spending habits, and advocacy preferences. They expect to operate in today’s “Trust Economy” with autonomy, transparency  and, most […]

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Millennials

Filed in Millennials by on September 20, 2013 1 Comment
Millennials

They are, perhaps, one of the most misunderstood generations.  Millennials – young people born between 1979 and 1994 – are passionate about causes, yet less enthralled with the non-profits or institutions that market their support of the same issues. In order to be relevant to this group, your organization must give Millennials a reason to […]

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