Achieve Founder and President Derrick Feldmann is a nationally recognized speaker on the latest trends in fundraising, marketing for nonprofits, and Millennial cause engagement. Derrick’s topics and counsel have been cited in Forbes, USA Today, TIME, and more.

Derrick Feldmann

Presentations on the following topics can be customized for your audience. Derrick has a wide range of topics beyond this list related to cause work, so if you have an idea, let us know.

Cause for Change

Based on Derrick Feldmann’s book, Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement, this speech is a primer for anyone interested in connecting with this digital generation. Based on his years of research from the Millennial Impact Project, the speech will truly transform your thinking about how those in their 20s and 30s are participating in cause work.

Why I Am Labeled an “Apathetic” Alumnus

It’s time to rethink how your institution involves alumni. In this powerful speech, Derrick details his alumni experience and how engagement has changed but institutions of higher education have failed to keep up. Derrick defines the cultural shift colleges and universities need to take in order to attract and retain alumni.

The Future of Fundraising

Derrick explores how individuals think, act, and give to causes now and what the future holds for giving in a new era of impulse driven marketing. This speech will make you go back to your office and change how you message and build an army of supporters.






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