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Non-Profit Leaders: Creating Entrepreneurial Organizations and Engaging Millennials

Last week MIBiz handed out its Best-Managed Nonprofits Awards

As part of the award ceremony some of the non-profit executives shared their insights “into creating entrepreneurial organizations. Check that MIBiz article outhere.

One observation by Michael Merren, executive director of The Pantry in Grand Rapids:

“I find that (millennials) are very interested in working in the community and are very community-minded,” Merren said. “It’s important that you give them opportunities where they can apply their talent how they want instead of how you think they should.” 

I’m sure non-profit leaders in West Michigan would agree with Michael’s observation.

This really is a good follow up to my last post. It is a call to Non-profits to find better ways to engage Millennials in serving.

Non-profits in West Michigan need to continue to find better ways to engage Millennials in meaningful ways.

Millennials: You just need to show up*. Let non-profits in your community know you are there and how you want to serve.

 

*I was encouraged after writing this blog post this morning to hear this point  emphasized at the Grand Rapids Economic Club‘s luncheon today through guest presenter – Neil Pasricha author of “1000 Awesome Things

To paraphrase – don’t wait until you feel “motivated”, or “competent”-

Just do it. 

 

E-mail: Jeshua@dwlawpc.com

http://www.dwlawpc.com

 

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