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3 Ways To Turn Those Entitled Kids Into Philanthropic Superstars

Posted by Maeve Strathy on Jul 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Editorial note: Today's post comes from Maeve Strathy. Come hear more from Maeve at our webinar on July 29th!

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about, writing about, and being the young donor. We know all the cliché stuff; they’re the major donors of the future… And it’s true! If baby boomers are our main source of donations now, then it’s only a matter of time before their children take their place.

But how do you identify them, these billionaires of the future?

Do you have young people in your prospect pool? Who are they? And why did they end up there?

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Topics: Fundraising, Young donors,

Learn From These 5 Nonprofits With Young Audiences

Posted by Andrew Littlefield on Jul 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: Fundraising, Young donors,

Music for Fundraisers, Young Donor Edition [#FridayFundraiserJams]

Posted by Andrew Littlefield on Jul 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Happy Friday, fundraisers! Time to cut loose a little bit.

We're under 2 weeks away from our next webinar, From Slack to Act! Converting Clicks to Cash in 3 Steps
This webinar will be looking at how to engage young people who love getting engaged in social good causes online, and turning that online activism into real-world actions.

In honor of that, this week's #FridayFundraiserJams is all about being young! 

We've got some guest contributors to the playlist this week from our webinar co-presenters, Rory Green and Maeve Strathy!

Rory! What you got for the playlist?

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Topics: Fundraising Fun,, Young donors,

13 Experts on Engaging Young Donors

Posted by Andrew Littlefield on Jul 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM


You won't find a bigger advocate of social media than me. But even I'll admit that it has a tendency to highlight some less than desirable traits in all of us.

Take for example the way we interact with causes and nonprofits on Facebook and Twitter.

All of us are guilty at times in participating in what I like to call "slacktivism." We change our profile picture, use a hashtag, or post a status supporting some cause or social justice campaign. Then when it comes time to make a donation or take a real action for that cause, well...

...I'll get to it later.

Agh! It's terrible! But those micro actions are so easy to take, and it feels so good doing it, we just can't help ourselves.

So how do you take someone from "slack" to "act"?

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Topics: Fundraising, online fundraising, Young donors,

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