ANNOUNCEMENT: Research co-author Angie Thurston will be joining the discussion portion of the meeting!
Religious participation and giving is seeing the same decline as overall civic life participation.
The authors of this report study the “emerging landscape of Millennial communities that are fulfilling the functions that religious congregations used to fill.”
Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile discover and analyze successful communities with thousands of members (religious and non-religious, they include CrossFit for example) that bring meaning and purpose to its members, many of whom are Millenials.
As we struggle with how to involve people in general and Millenials in particular with our organizations, this is a surprising treasure-trove of ideas.
Brainstorm and Discuss this Report With Peers During our August 19 Lunch Analysis
Lunch Analysis is a 45-minute meeting that is a part book club, part scholarly discussion, part brainstorming session, and part support group. Participation is open to all who fundraise or have fundraised at a nonprofit.
Each Lunch Analysis covers a specific topic in donor participation and has required reading and discussion. This one will be on August 19, 2020 at noon EST.
To Take Part
- Download and read the file above.
- Choose one of the profiled communities and try it out: visit their website, sign up to their platform, join a newsletter.
- Pick one element that you could apply to your own fundraising program right away. Prepare to share your thoughts!
Sign up here to get the Zoom details (I check that all participants are from legitimate fundraising organizations):