Cause, Influence & the Workplace: The Millennial Impact Report Retrospective

Cause, Influence & the Workplace: The Millennial Impact Report Retrospective

Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials tend to be inspired to give and/or volunteer by their intrinsic passion for a cause, a report from the Millennial Impact Project, a partnership of the Case Foundation and Achieve, finds. Based on surveys of millennials conducted between 2011 and 2016, Cause, Influence & the Workplace: The Millennial Impact Report Retrospective: Five Years of Trends (20 pages, PDF) found that millennials tend to give time and money in modest amounts to multiple nonprofits; are motivated by opportunities to use and develop their skills; and, if they are a little older and female, are willing and/or able to give more than younger, male millennials. The report also found that while millennials are comfortable using websites, social media, and mobile apps to access information about and donate to causes and organizations they care about, different platform are used in different ways. The report closes by suggesting that millennial engagement with charitable causes is maturing into activism and will deepen as millennials grow older — and as organizations learn to connect more effectively with millennials in general.