By Hannah Staton, Public Relations and Social Media Assistant, Achieve
On June 22, 2011, Achieve, JGA and the Case Foundation hosted the first ever Millennial Donor Summit. The Summit was a virtual conference dedicated to understanding the role the millennial generation will play – and already are playing – in the future of philanthropy. The Summit covered many of the themes represented in the 2011 Millennial Donor Report published by Achieve and JGA.
If you missed any of the MDS11 coverage, we had some nonprofit superstars live blogging the event. Below is a summary of some really great information shared during the summit:
- Katya Andresen from the Nonprofit Marketing Bloginterviewed Julien Smith, learned 7 Things About Millennial Engagement with Mr. Youth, and shared the 10 Absolutely Essential Truths about Social Media.
- Amy Sample Ward explored the latest millennial research, found some great information on how to go mobile successfully, and captured the conversation at the Generational Divide Panel.
- Beth Kanter blogged on millennials as the fire in an organization’s belly and as the solution to reinvigorating the nonprofit sector for the CBS News Blog.
- Kivi Leroux Miller (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog) covered the Microvolunteering Revolution and Millennials and Mobile Marketing.
- Nathan Hand wrote six great posts during MDS11: A fireside chat with Jean Case at #MDS11,7 ways to Create Killer, Engaged Fundraising Campaigns (from #MDS11), 5 Reasons @Sparked can change the volunteering world (from #MDS11),What I learned about Trust in 10 minutes from @Julien at #MDS11,Livestrong and Mr. Youth don’t disappoint #MDS11, and for those interested in the virtual conference set up (and my personal favorite): 10 reasons #MDS11 is a dream…before 9:45AM.
- Geoff Livingston wrote a piece called “Applying Social Storytelling to Strategic Online Fundraising” after MDS11.
On behalf of Achieve, JGA and the Case Foundation, I want to thank everyone who contributed to MDS11. The social media, Twitter chat, conference chat rooms and discussions sections were so active and there was an impressive amount of content and commenting going around. MDS11 was proof people don’t have to meet in person to build real communities.