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Top 5 Contributions Millennials make to the Non Profit Sector

Millennials are the hope of the future. Having worked alongside this cohort since they were in high school, I have found them to be intelligent, hard-working, and committed to the kinds of community values that make the world a better place. Millennials are an amazing gift to non-profits in five important ways:

  1. Quest for meaning: Millennials are motivated by meaning, by a purpose greater than themselves. Every non-profit needs motivated employees and volunteers who align their personal

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    sense of mission with that of the organization.

  2. Relational and collaborative: On the whole, millennials attended schools that prioritized group learning. Their parents, though often mocked for being “helicopter parents,” worked hard to forge meaningful personal relationships with their kids. The non-profit sector has all of the demands for collaborative problem-solving and teamwork that the for-profits do and usually operate in a more intensely person-centric environment defined by their mission.
  3. Crave feedback and learning: Millennials will continue to grow, adapt, learn and improve, that is, if they are not mocked for seeking too much feedback, accused of wanting a participation ribbon, and chastised by lazy managers who don’t feel they should give clear and adequate feedback. This quest for learning will only improve non-profits over time.
  4. Embrace of diversity: Due to the blessings of immigration, millennials are the most diverse generation next to their younger siblings, Generation Z. Diversity is a proven advantage in a globalized world. The more perspectives accounted for in a particular challenge, the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome.
  5. Entrepreneurial and innovative: Global connectivity, technological prowess, a collaborative mindset, and a passion for causes incubate an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation that will breathe fresh ideas, inspiration, and approach into the non-profit sector.

Non-profits exist to meet needs in society not adequately addressed by government or business. Non-profit leaders, ignore the click-bait labels placed on millennials. This group has the potential to take our non-profits further than ever dreamed.

-Pat Patterson, General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

 

Praise the Lord for our new Guest Service Associates, Scott Brandenberger & Liz McBride

Welcome Scott Brandenberger! Many of you may already know him from his time as Camp counselor at Warm Beach in 2005. In the intervening years, Scott has lived in Korea where he met and married his wife, Grace. They have three wonderful kids (Alan, Elsa, Levi)  to add to our Camp family. Scott has also owned his own woodworking business, been a teacher and brings many years of customer service to our team. He will be working on the Registration ...

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