5 Ways to Reverse Mentor Millennials

It’s no secret that youth are usually the first demographic to embrace new technologies and media. Older communicators often struggle with changing tools, causing them to hire younger staff to engage with these tools. As time has progressed social and mobile media have become critical components of the modern marketing mix. In turn, Generation X and Baby Boomer marketing and PR pros have been forced to embrace new media. Learning these tools can be difficult, but co-workers — yes, the very same junior staff hired to “handle” social media — can help. Be smart about this. One primary characteristic of millennial generation is a desire to be included and treated respectfully. Young co-workers want access to executives, and choose work […]

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Applying Social Storytelling to Strategic Online Fundraising

This is a preview of tomorrow’s Millennial Donors Summit presentation on “Connecting with Social Media” at 11:30. There is still time to register for the telesummit! Join us! The fundamental skill of social is applying traditional relationship development savoir faire in the media. Meaning, the tools are the tools, but the actual interaction between people should be the focus for those seeking to cultivate donors. Your communication must convey a compelling story and a means for the donor to participate. From this year’s Millennial Donors report: “Like last year, millennials said they gave most often as a result of personal, traditional giving requests, with popular technologies such as online and email giving coming in at lower percentages. However, the respondents […]

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