Learning from Millennials: #MCON14
By Sarah Ford on June 19, 2014
Source: Grant Craft
By Jen Bokoff
If you've been following @grantcraft or #MCON14 on Twitter, you'll have some idea of how driven, intelligent, and selfless the millennial speakers have been. They come from every field you can imagine, from clothing brand pros to NASCAR racers, marketing specialists to muggle fans, councilmen to crochet afficionados. While we only heard from two grantmakers, the broad collection of speakers collectively showcase the philanthropic tenacity of a generation. Their enterprises and ventures all carry a social welfare conscious; they build diversity and inclusion practices into whatever they do. They value and build on the work of other generations, and want to support systems, organizations, and people who will make the world better for future generations. They look to collaboration over competition, and people over profits. They embrace social networks - on and offline - and how to leverage them to spread messaging and engage people in a cause.
What has struck me most is that nearly every speaker in some way shared a similar message: