What If Your ED Was a Millennial?

YourMembership Blog

There’s plenty of talk among organizations on how to recruit and engage Millennials but are you getting them involved to the point they are assuming the role of your next ED? And what would your organization look like if it was Millennial led? Millennials were raised to be collaborative [.] ( Read more. ) The post What If Your ED Was a Millennial? Member Engagement + Retention associations change gen y millennials

Study says, associations must target Millennial learners.

YourMembership Blog

The Millennial generation—of which I’m a proud card-carrying member—has certainly been a hot topic during the last couple of years. To learn more, The post Study says, associations must target Millennial learners. Membership & Marketing MillennialsAs the largest working generation, we’re shaping how associations recruit, engage and retain membership.


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How to Get Millennial Donors from Social Media

Wild Apricot

If you're struggling to get millennials to donate, follow these tried and tested ways nonprofits these days are successfully getting new millennial donors off social media. Millennials

Changing the World: The Millennial Appeal

YourMembership Blog

Categories: Social Media and Business Trends Tags: millennials I’ve written about Millennials frequently. The sheer numbers of Millennials and their propensity towards consensus building, means most associations (and member-based organizations) are [.] ( Read more. ) The post Changing the World: The Millennial Appeal appeared first on YourMembership.com. Social Media and Business Trends millennials

How to Get Young Professionals to Engage In Your Association

GrowthZone’s guide, The Power of Young Professionals, tackles the challenges of engaging, recruiting, and retaining Gen Z and Millennial members, including: • Why they do or don’t join. • Communication strategies. • Myths and facts

Making a Millennial Impact

Wild Apricot

Is your organization enabling Millennials to connect, get involved and give? The 2012 Millennial Impact Report offers some insight into engaging this generation. Millennials engagement

Designing impactful instructor-led learning experiences with the millennial in mind

Aaron Wolowiec

When it comes to offering face-to-face learning experiences, such as a day-long interactive workshop or a 75-minute breakout session at a conference, associations must carefully consider the millennial learner’s needs and expectations

The One Thing You Need to do to Attract Millennials

YourMembership Blog

Categories: Member Engagement + Retention Tags: millennials TIME Magazine published a recent article entitled The Me Me Me Generation. The subhead read “Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.” ” Before the rage of the Millennial reader befalls me, I want to throw out the two statistics this article touts. The post The One Thing You Need to do to Attract Millennials appeared first on YourMembership.com.

Key Insights To Help Inspire and Engage Millennials

Wild Apricot

Here are highlights of the 2014 Millennial Impact Report and insights for non-profits and membership organizations. membership Millennials

What If Your ED Was a Millennial?

YourMembership Blog

There’s plenty of talk among organizations on how to recruit and engage Millennials but are you getting them involved to the point they are assuming the role of your next ED? And what would your organization look like if it was Millennial led? Millennials were raised to be collaborative [.] ( Read more. ) The post What If Your ED Was a Millennial? Member Engagement + Retention associations change gen y millennials

Good News About Millennials and Meetings

Wild Apricot

If you’re in the midst of event planning for the coming year, here’s some good news about getting Millennials to attend your events. Millennials events

Review: When Millennials Take Over

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to read a review copy of When Millennials Take Over , a new book by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant of Culture That Works designed to help us get past the freak out and to a “ridiculously optimistic” view of the future of work. Fortunately, the Millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2004, can help us. Although GenX is currently the largest segment of the workforce, within the next three years, the Millennials will be taking over.

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Do Millennials Define Engagement Differently?

Jamie Notter

Her Millennial daughter came home from work and told the mother that she had quit her job. When the mom asked why, the Millennial daughter replied, “because they wouldn’t listen to my ideas.” I say classic Gen X because in pretty much every generation before the Millennials, the goal of recent college or high school graduates was simple: get a job. But the Millennials are not down at that level, and, honestly, it’s through no fault of their own.

The Truth About Getting Millennials to Volunteer

Wild Apricot

In this guest post Erin Palmer dispels some myths about Millennials and also offers some tips to help nonprofits engage Millennials as volunteers. Millennials Volunteers

Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too)

Association Adviser

5 ways to invest in millennials and their professional development so they are more likely to be engaged in their jobs and loyal to your company or association. The post Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too) appeared first on Association Adviser.

Forget Millennials - What About Gen X & Boomers?

Wild Apricot

Millennials Non-profit Non-profit Communications Boomers Is your association or non-profit connecting with all of the generations?

Attracting Millennials: Are you thinking age-appropriately?

Association Adviser

Attracting millennials to your association requires thinking about the different life stages they are living through – and marketing to them appropriately. A lot of articles out there dispense quick advice about how to attract millennials to your association’s membership: reach them on social media! Millennials range in age from 16 to 35. Targeting older millennials for membership? Targeting younger millennials for future membership?

Learning from Millennials

Higher Logic

Ever since the Millennials started coming into the workforce about 10 years ago, we’ve been hearing a lot of complaints about them. For the Millennials, that has come in the form of complaints about them being entitled – showing up at work and immediately wanting a promotion. Or in the association context, some association executives are dismayed when Millennials started becoming involved in association business and immediately ask to Chair a committee or sit on the Board.

The millennial mantra: give

Aaron Wolowiec

And millennials are taking note. According to the plethora of research on millennial behavior, Gen Y embraces social responsibility. At the same time, millennials believe in giving back – but not necessarily with money. And so the new study by Achieve , a research and creative agency for causes and The Millennial Impact Project, caught my attention. The researchers studied nine organizations to learn how they engaged millennials in their campaigns.

Speed and Trust - Why Millennials Need Both

Higher Logic

Based on our research, the Millennial generation is coming into the workforce expecting something that most, especially associations, are truly bad at: speed. The Millennial generation expects things to be fast. While older generations remember life before that, the Millennials know nothing other than the fast option. This post is part of a series about Millennials and Online Community. Millennials & Communities

Tips on Attracting Millennials to Your Professional Association

Blue Sky eLearn

Millennials are the most abundant generation in today’s workforce yet represent the smallest percentage in most professional associations. Social Responsibility : 80% of millennials will more likely use products/services from a company that supports a cause they care about, but 75% of millennials will do the same just as long as the company supports any social cause. Loyalty Programs : 86% of millennials join loyalty programs. Millennials care.

There Are 100 Million Millennials - Are You Ready?

Higher Logic

Generations expert (and my co-author and partner) Jamie Notter recently posted this extensive article detailing some numbers research he has been doing around exactly how many Millennials there are. Millennials: 99 million. So yes, Millennials are currently 52 percent larger than the Boomers, and even Gen X is 35 percent larger than the Boomers are now. The Millennials are about to become the largest segment of the U.S. Millennials & Communities

Can't Figure Out Millennials? This is all you Need to Know

Wild Apricot

Millennials are swinging in, and guess what? Nonprofits have to realize that in order to grow in the long term, they must start attracting Millennials. webinar Millennials members growth summit sladek sarahFor the first time in 34 years, Baby Boomers aren't the majority of the workforce anymore. What they care about is drastically different!

How Millennials are Like School Bullies – And Why You Can’t Ignore Them

Wild Apricot

There are more than 80 million Millennials in America. The 2013 Millennial Impact Report explains how non-profits and membership organizations can "invest in this generation.". Millennials

Millennials and Our Associations

Smooth The Path

Millennials are the next generation we need to attract to associations. Millennials are important but I do wonder if we are talking about this generation in the most productive way? Millennials are digital natives and because of that their interest in associations is greatly diminished, or is it? There’s data to show that millennials as a generation are much different than the Boomer generation or GenX.

Why Building Community Online is Important When Attracting and Engaging Millennials


71% of American adults think that millennials are selfish. People look at millennials on their smartphones and tablets and say they’re focused on themselves, lacking engagement with other people. Member Engagement Online Community Public Social Networks MillennialsThat’s according to a recent public opinion survey from Reason-Rupe , and it gives valuable insight into how society views one of the largest generations in history.

Millennials and The Rise of Virtual Volunteering

Higher Logic

How would you finish this sentence: “Millennials are __”? It turns out, as Millennials take #blessed selfies and appear entitled at work, they’re actually giving more time and money to charity than previous generations. Maybe Millennials aren’t as bad as the media makes them out to be. How are millennials different? According the 2015 Millennial Impact Report , 70 percent of millennials volunteer at least one hour a year, and 37 percent volunteer up to 10 hours a year.

Millennials Speak Out About the Workplace

Association Adviser

Holding on to a millennial sales professional or marketer requires a company to be innovative, flexible with work setups, show appreciation often, and give constant feedback about job performance. Careers Features From the Front Lines marketing millennial attitudes millennials sales professionals

Day 4: Membership Growth Online Summit - Reach Millennials

Wild Apricot

The 4th day of our Membership Growth Online Summit is all about Millennials! How to Turn Millennials into Members You know there’s a lot of opportunity with attracting a younger. Millennials members strategiesJoin Sarah Sladek as she talks about how to reach this demographic.

The Key to Attracting Millennials

Association Success

I am not an expert on Millennials, but I have three daughters aged 22, 20 and 18 so I am definitely gaining some basic understanding of how they think. Five years ago, when figuring out how to rejuvenate our gradually declining association revenues and aging membership, I remembered my kids comfort level with digital technology and knew intuitively that any attempt to attract the Millennials would have to include a new approach to our clearly outdated digital presence.

Millennials Are Lazy?

Eric Lanke

The Hourglass Blog came to an end for a variety of reasons, but one was clearly how, even in 2012, the focus of all generational conversations in the workplace was increasingly on the Millennials. How to deal with those crazy (and lazy) Millennials in the workplace was fair game (to my way of thinking, at least), since they were infiltrating the workforce in greater and greater numbers. Millennials are lazy. I see something similar happening with Millennials.

Your Millennials Are Frustrated

Jamie Notter

When we did our interviews with Millennials as part of the research for When Millennials Take Over , we were struck by how.perplexed the Millennials were with the way organizations are run. One recent study of IT-related issues found that while all employees were frustrated by challenges like wasting time searching for documents or figuring out who has the right information internally, the Millennials were noticeably more frustrated.

Are Millennials Really Swiping Left on Associations?

Association Adviser

There’s a lot of concern out there about who millennials are, what they value, and what associations and employers can do to hang on to them. Notice that I didn’t write, “What millennials can. From the Front Lines Membership Association membership baby boomers generations millennialsFor more about this topic, click on the headline.

Millennial Research Opportunity

Jamie Notter

In case you hadn’t heard yet, Maddie and I are doing some research for our next book, and we are looking specifically for the perspectives of Millennial employees in the workforce (even more specifically, ages 25 to 30, but we’re somewhat flexible). Millennials: we want YOU. Second, if you and other Millennials in your organization want your voice to be heard, then you don’t have to wait around for your organization to get involved.

Millennial-friendly meetings: Bring on the couches and big screens

Aaron Wolowiec

Google images of millennials and you’ll find young professionals connected to their smart phones and tablets. All this aside, while millennials crave technology, they still value face-to-face meetings – albeit with a different flare – and understand the importance of networking, according to a new report by Skift and Meetings Mean Business. At the same time, the report suggests mobile is the future of millennial-friendly meetings.

Tips for Managing Millennials - from a real, live millennial!


that it dawned on me that I belong to the dreaded Millennial Generation. In a Fortune Magazine article entitled Everything you need to know about your Millennial co-workers , Katherine Reynolds Lewis. writes that Millennials “yearn to work for managers who treat them fairly and respectfully, to form positive connections with colleagues and feel proud of what they do and its impact on the world.” employs a large number of Millennials.

Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too)

Association Adviser

Millennials: You know them well, those 73 million professionals born between 1980 and 1996 who are now an integral part of the American workplace. It’s a myth that millennials feel entitled to a better title and more pay for simply doing their jobs. According to a 2016 Gallup survey, “How Millennials Want to Work and Live,” 87 percent of millennials say professional development is important to them in a job. Sarah Sain, Naylor Association Solutions.

Younger Millennials Strike Back with “OK Boomer”

Jamie Notter

The keynote I did in San Diego last week covered both Millennials and workplace culture, and as I was preparing for it, I realized that Millennials have now been in the workforce for more than 15 years. The oldest Millennials are nearly 40 now, and that means that the younger Millennials (often called Gen Z) are now entering both adulthood and the workforce in larger numbers, and like every generation, the second-half cohort is noticeably different than the first half.

Onboarding Millennial Members: Capturing Their Attention and Keeping It


Associations, at their core, are a natural fit for millennials. The majority of what they provide is directly in line… The post Onboarding Millennial Members: Capturing Their Attention and Keeping It appeared first on MultiView. Association Insights association millennials board millennial engagement millennials personalization

The Millennial Attention Span: A Closer Look


Our attention spans are shrinking. You’ve heard it before. It’s something repeated so often that many of us simply accept it as fact. But is it true? Are our attention spans really getting shorter? The truth is more complicated than you might suppose.