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Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher and advisor for cause and corporate social responsibility engagement. He has worked with organizations such as PBS, United Way Toronto, Action for Healthy Kids, Forbes Fund, the Case Foundation and The Chronicle of Philanthropy to help the cause industry understand the next generation donors, activists and employees who are redefining causes.

Derrick is the lead researcher and creator of the Millennial Impact Project, an ongoing study of how the next generation supports causes. The annual Millennial Impact Report is cited regularly by such outlets as Forbes, TIME, Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

He is a co-author of the book Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement and the upcoming title, CAUSE & Effect: How Social Movements Amassed Viral Participation From a Generation of ‘Do-Gooders.’  He regularly contributes to Philanthropy News Digest and Huffington Post.

Cause for Change

This is a primer for connecting with this digital generation. Based on his years of research for the Millennial Impact Project, Derrick’s presentation will truly transform your thinking about how and why those in their 20s and 30s participate in cause work – and how to involve them in yours.

The Next Gen Work Culture

Millennial employees are transforming how companies offer cause work to employees. In this thought-provoking speech, Derrick discusses research-based discoveries on how Millennials want to integrate their cause interests into their professional lives.

The Future of Fundraising

Derrick explores how individuals think, act, and give to causes today and what the future holds in this new era of impulse giving. This speech will have you rethinking your organization’s messages and how you build your next cadre of donors and supporters.

Millennials in the Workplace

What Millennials seek from work differs significantly from previous generations. Derrick will share research and tried-and-true methods on how companies can engage young adults in the workplace through causes that enhance company culture and leadership.


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