Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization
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Want to get young people involved at your nonprofit organization. Then consider starting a young professionals' board. But take a look at these slides before you do, highlighting key trends and do's ...

Want to get young people involved at your nonprofit organization. Then consider starting a young professionals' board. But take a look at these slides before you do, highlighting key trends and do's and don'ts of a successful YP board.

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Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization Presentation Transcript

  • Building a Board withYoung ProfessionalsSam Davidson, CoolPeopleCare.orgSam@CoolPeopleCare.org
  • “No medium has ever survived the indifference of 25-year-olds. Clay Shirky Author of Cognitive SurplusSource: The Guardian, July 5, 2010
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  • Who are the Millennials and how many of them are there? 198076 million
  • Turnings
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  • Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling
  • Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis
  • Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High
  • Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations
  • Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations• Prophet/Idealist
  • Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations• Prophet/Idealist• Nomad/Reactive
  • Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations• Prophet/Idealist• Nomad/Reactive• Hero/Civic
  • Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations• Prophet/Idealist• Nomad/Reactive• Hero/Civic• Artist/Adaptive
  • 96% of Generation Y belongs to a social network
  • 1 in 6 couples who married last year met online
  • 1 in 5 college students takes at least one class online
  • Many see Millennials as “entitled”, but they were raised to believe they are special.
  • This generation also knows the power of teamwork, doing nearly anything in a group setting.
  • This generation also volunteers in very high rates, mainly due to the fact that it’s required in schools.
  • Top Four Volunteering Activities (VolunteeringinAmerica.gov) 26.6%23.6% 23.1% 21.8% 20.5% 20.5% 19.0% 17.0% Fundraise General Labor Mentor Youth Tutor/Teach Millennials US
  • Most of all, this generation is redefining the notion of “time” and what’s important to them.
  • Love our agencys jr board! Serves asrecognition tool, training ground forgovernance board service & great"friendraiser." - Jamie
  • Start small and dream big
  • Let them know where this is going
  • Leverage the power of social teamwork
  • Set bigger and bigger goals for key individuals
  • Create a great experience
  • A great YP Board experience is:
  • A great YP Board experience is: Accessible
  • A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?”
  • A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?” Sharable
  • A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?” Sharable“Will something happen that they’ll want to tell their friends about?
  • A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?” Sharable“Will something happen that they’ll want to tell their friends about? Meaningful
  • A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?” Sharable “Will something happen that they’ll want to tell their friends about? Meaningful“Will we do something that makes them feel like they’re making a difference?”
  • A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?” Sharable “Will something happen that they’ll want to tell their friends about? Meaningful“Will we do something that makes them feel like they’re making a difference?” Scalable
  • A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?” Sharable “Will something happen that they’ll want to tell their friends about? Meaningful“Will we do something that makes them feel like they’re making a difference?” Scalable “Can we repeat this with more people again and again?”
  • Sam Davidson CoolPeopleCare.org Twitter: @CoolPeopleCareFacebook.com/CoolPeopleCare SamDavidson.net Twitter: @SamDavidsonFacebook.com/SamSDavidson Sam@CoolPeopleCare.org