Your organization should be thinking about the long term and how younger generations can and should play a role in the development of it. Here are some suggestions and resources from ConnectVA’s Knowledge Center, powered by 4Good, to help you ensure your organization’s longevity.
Communication breakdown is often cited as a challenge to engaging younger staff and supporters. Read Motivating Each Generation to Buy….Into Your Mission for basic guidelines. Also, check out this upcoming webinar on Maximizing Millennials – Getting What You Want from Gen Y on March 12th.
Your nonprofit should also help Millennials prepare for long term roles in your organization in addition to simply engaging and working with them. Be sure to check out Ready to Lead? The Next Generation Speaks Out. For larger nonprofits and capacity builders, consider a leadership development program — Strengthening the Next Generation provides a great sample program outline. For smaller nonprofits, Preparing the Path to Leadership, is a fantastic resource for advice and strategies.
Are you a Millennial trying to get your foot in the door? Check out Student Guide to Networking for some helpful tips. Also, be sure to check out YNPN RVA, a local movement activating young and early career nonprofit professionals through professional development, networking, and social opportunities.
Join YNPN RVA for Fostering a Creative, Multi-Generational Workforce on March 11th to hear how more on how generations work together and gain innovative approaches from an expert panel to culture, work/life balance, technology, and workspace that supports a creative, multi-generational workforce.
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