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May 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Why technology matters to millennial giving

In a few weeks we will be releasing the 2012 Millennial Impact report and unsurprisingly my generations love of Facebook and smartphones plays a big role in the report. While I can’t wait for nonprofits to take advantage of the research and suggestions in the report for connecting with Millennials, I must write a note of caution to all.



Technology is not just for us young’ins. Don’t believe me – maybe you will believe my dad.



My dad is in his early 60s, recently retired… Continue

Added by The EnVest Foundation on May 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Engaging Millennials for Social Causes

Members of this generation are interested in social change and participating in charitable causes. Yet many traditional charities have a hard time making connections with millennials, who are much more comfortable with technology than their predecessors and have different ideas about how to communicate. How can your organization communicate more effectively with members of…

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Added by The EnVest Foundation on May 31, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Engaging Millennials for Social Causes

Members of this generation are interested in social change and participating in charitable causes. Yet many traditional charities have a hard time making connections with millennials, who are much more comfortable with technology than their predecessors and have different ideas about how to communicate. How can your organization communicate more effectively with members of this generation? Join Allison H. Fine, an author and…

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Added by Joshua Humbert on May 31, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Importance of Giving Back

We volunteer at soup kitchens. We tutor kids. We donate. Not only is helping your community the right thing to do--it's also good business.



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Added by The EnVest Foundation on May 23, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Building Millennial Philanthropy, 1% at A Time

Beginnings

In 2007, Daniel Kaufman started a conversation about philanthropic giving over dinner with his law school friends that has since blossomed into the One Percent Foundation (OPF), a national organization that engages young adults in philanthropy through giving circles and leadership development.

That first circle of friends realized that they were giving…

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Added by The EnVest Foundation on May 17, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

The Big Philanthropic Shift: Now What?

I recently…

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Added by The EnVest Foundation on May 8, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

A Nonprofit Uses Humor to Change the West’s View of Africa

Nyla Rodgers is one charity official who is fed up with the way nonprofits represent Africa. Too often she sees depictions of AIDS, warfare, famine, hopelessness, desperation, and dependence on a Western hero. That kind of concern came to the surface when she saw the “Kony 2012” campaign by the advocacy group Invisible Children.

“When I saw the Kony campaign, it made me so…

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Added by The EnVest Foundation on May 4, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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