Generations Donate Differently

Generations Donate Differently

Posted On July 14, 2011

Studies of generational philanthropy show that different generations give to charity differently, both in amount and in how they choose a charity. Various studies show that donors from the Mature and Baby Boomer generations tend to give to charities that they are familiar with or have a personal connection to. Gen Xers and Millennials, on the other hand, tend to choose philanthropies that support causes that are important to them, even if those causes are far removed from any personal or community connection. So, while a Boomer might donate to a health organization because she knows those involved and affected… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Charity, Generations, Matures

The Next Baby Bust?

Posted On July 19, 2011

In the 1930s and 40s, the Depression and World War II suppressed birth rates and created the Silent Generation (now part of the Matures) who were named “Silent” in part because there were so few of them. And the advent of the birth control pill in the 1960s had the same effect, leading to the “Baby Bust,” now known as Generation X. Now, the 2010 U.S. Census indicates that the current generation of children, born mostly to the smallish Generation X, represents the next “baby bust.” Census figures show that children now make up a smaller percentage of the nation’s… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generations, Matures

Performance Reviews – Weigh In, Please

Posted On July 22, 2011

I was sent an email a few weeks back from Kyle Lagunas asking for my input on performance reviews and their value in today’s workplace. Kyle stated he felt they are a poor use of time considering the needs of the Gen Y workforce and he offered some thoughts for the two of us to debate. My stance was “Kyle, get used to them. The world has already bent over backwards for Gen Y and the performance review is a time honored tradtion. Get over yourself.” He disagrees. I encouraged him to send me his thoughts that I could post… Read More

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