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Thursday, June 19, 2008 P2P Vol 1 Issue 7: Annual Estimate of Online Giving Tops $10.44 Billion, Millenials, Gen Y, Netherlands Training, Good Enough Is Enough for Now   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 7  
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Online Giving Reaches New High: Annual Estimate Released
Plan For Fall Success Online: Attend The Summer Training in NYC
The Millennials, Facebook and Social Change
Why Gen Y Is Going to Change the Web
COMING SOON!
Netherlands Training
Good Enough Triumphs Over Perfection
Build your own online social networking site!
Watch Your In-Box on June 30th: Global Announcement Will Be Made
Social Networking
The Millennials, Facebook and Social Change
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by Carla E. Dearing

Last year at an Independent Sector conference, a perfectly lovely, fifty-something, development officer type asked Trabian Shorters (then of Ashoka, now of the Knight Foundation) a follow up question to his brief comments about younger people and how they use social media for social change.

She said, "If what you say is true that young people want to be connected, why can't we get them to connect with us?"

Trabian responded, "I didn't say they want to be connected, I said they are connected." A deafening silence engulfed the room, which contained no one under the age of thirty, as each and every one of us realized that we, philanthropy's establishment, are solidly on the outside of a young person's social media/social change network, with no way in.

The Case Foundation has taken a step that will help us all by commissioning a new report from Allison Fine, author of Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age called Social Citizens. The report "addresses the unique characteristics of Millennials, a new generation who came of age at the run of this ...


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