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Derrick Feldmann is an internationally sought-after speaker, researcher and adviser for cause engagement.

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CAUSE FOR CHANGE

This is a primer for connecting with this digital generation. Based on his years of research for the Millennial Impact Project, Derrick’s presentation will truly transform your thinking about how and why individuals born after 1980 participate in cause work – and how to involve them in yours.

 

THE FUTURE OF FUNDRAISING

Derrick explores how individuals think, act and give to causes today and what the future holds in this new era of impulse giving. This speech will have you rethinking your organization’s messages and how you build your next cadre of donors and supporters.

 

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS FOR GOOD

Derrick Feldmann shares his secrets alongside the stories of today’s most successful social good movements by companies and nonprofits. You’ll learn about the leaders behind these movements, the individuals who responded, and the strategy and support network that must be in place for them to succeed.

 

MILLENNIALS IN THE WORKPLACE

What millennials seek from work differs significantly from previous generations. Derrick will share research and tried-and-true methods on how companies can engage young adults in the workplace through causes that enhance company culture and leadership.

 

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Derrick Feldmann

 

Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher, and advisor for cause and corporate social responsibility engagement. He is the lead researcher of the Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how the next generation of supporters and consumers engage with causes. The annual Millennial Impact Report is cited regularly by such outlets as Forbes, TIME, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

Derrick is president of Achieve, an agency for causes specializing in cause engagement and market research based in Indianapolis and West Palm Beach. Derrick founded Achieve to help causes and companies address their most pressing issues as an advisory, through audience research (internal and external) and with data-driven awareness/fundraising campaigns. Derrick is the author of Social Movements For Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change and co-author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement.

Derrick is on the Leadership Faculty of the Points of Light Corporate Institute, a guest lecturer for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and a member of the advisory boards of the Ad Council and Truth Initiative. He is a board trustee for Learning to Give and on the board of visitors for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. 

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS FOR GOOD

Social Movements for Good

 

 

Social Movements for Good is a guidebook for driving change by taking advantage of the social “currency” that makes movements go viral. Derrick Feldmann shares secrets and stories from today’s most successful social good movements. You’ll learn about the leaders behind these movements, the individuals who responded, and the approaches that made it work. Modern social movements operate within a new paradigm, and this informative guide walks you through how these movements are created, why people get on board, and the strategy and support network that must be in place for it to succeed.

CAUSE FOR CHANGE

Change For Cause

 

 

With Cause for Change, Derrick Feldmann and Kari Dunn Saratovsky created a much-needed guide for causes to engage millennials (born 1980-2000) as constituents, volunteers, donors and employees. At the heart of this research-based book is the Millennial Engagement Platform, an action-based rubric that outlines how your organization must realign and reorganize to respond to this rapidly growing cohort. Cause for Change:

  • Examines how millennials communicate, volunteer, take action, influence their peers and choose to give their time and money.
  • Explains how millennials view their role in the workplace and how their ideas are already reshaping nonprofit culture from within.
  • Profiles millennials-turned-dynamic leaders who have created and managed movements.

VIDEOS

UNITED WAY CENTRAIDE CANADA
THE MILLENNIAL IMPACT REPORT

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