Building a Board withYoung ProfessionalsSam Davidson, CoolPeopleCare.orgSam@CoolPeopleCare.org
“No medium has ever           survived the          indifference of           25-year-olds.                               ...
1980
198076 million
Who are the Millennials and how many of them are there?  198076 million
Turnings
Turnings• Awakening
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/A...
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%                           ...
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."  ...
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?”          ...
A great YP Board experience is:                          Accessible          “Is it easy for them to come be a part of thi...
A great YP Board experience is:                          Accessible          “Is it easy for them to come be a part of thi...
A great YP Board experience is:                               Accessible               “Is it easy for them to come be a p...
A great YP Board experience is:                               Accessible               “Is it easy for them to come be a p...
A great YP Board experience is:                               Accessible               “Is it easy for them to come be a p...
Sam Davidson           CoolPeopleCare.org    Twitter: @CoolPeopleCareFacebook.com/CoolPeopleCare            SamDavidson.ne...
Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization
Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization
Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization
Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization
Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization
Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization
Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization
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 and don'ts of a successful YP board.

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  • Creating a Young Professionals Board at Your Nonprofit Organization

    1. 1. Building a Board withYoung ProfessionalsSam Davidson, CoolPeopleCare.orgSam@CoolPeopleCare.org
    2. 2. “No medium has ever survived the indifference of 25-year-olds. Clay Shirky Author of Cognitive SurplusSource: The Guardian, July 5, 2010
    3. 3. 1980
    4. 4. 198076 million
    5. 5. Who are the Millennials and how many of them are there? 198076 million
    6. 6. Turnings
    7. 7. Turnings• Awakening
    8. 8. Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling
    9. 9. Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis
    10. 10. Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High
    11. 11. Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations
    12. 12. Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations• Prophet/Idealist
    13. 13. Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations• Prophet/Idealist• Nomad/Reactive
    14. 14. Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations• Prophet/Idealist• Nomad/Reactive• Hero/Civic
    15. 15. Turnings• Awakening• Unraveling• Crisis• High Generations• Prophet/Idealist• Nomad/Reactive• Hero/Civic• Artist/Adaptive
    16. 16. 96% of Generation Y belongs to a social network
    17. 17. 1 in 6 couples who married last year met online
    18. 18. 1 in 5 college students takes at least one class online
    19. 19. Many see Millennials as “entitled”, but they were raised to believe they are special.
    20. 20. This generation also knows the power of teamwork, doing nearly anything in a group setting.
    21. 21. This generation also volunteers in very high rates, mainly due to the fact that it’s required in schools.
    22. 22. 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
    23. 23. Most of all, this generation is redefining the notion of “time” and what’s important to them.
    24. 24. Love our agencys jr board! Serves asrecognition tool, training ground forgovernance board service & great"friendraiser." - Jamie
    25. 25. Start small and dream big
    26. 26. Let them know where this is going
    27. 27. Leverage the power of social teamwork
    28. 28. Set bigger and bigger goals for key individuals
    29. 29. Create a great experience
    30. 30. A great YP Board experience is:
    31. 31. A great YP Board experience is: Accessible
    32. 32. A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?”
    33. 33. A great YP Board experience is: Accessible “Is it easy for them to come be a part of this?” Sharable
    34. 34. 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?
    35. 35. 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
    36. 36. 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?”
    37. 37. 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
    38. 38. 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?”
    39. 39. Sam Davidson CoolPeopleCare.org Twitter: @CoolPeopleCareFacebook.com/CoolPeopleCare SamDavidson.net Twitter: @SamDavidsonFacebook.com/SamSDavidson Sam@CoolPeopleCare.org

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