Our donors are all getting older! How do we engage the next generation of philanthropists before it all goes sideways?!
I hear this panicked question a LOT. And I usually give some unexpected advice: don’t bother! Yes, that’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but think about it a bit more. You should get young people involved with your charity where appropriate, but the fundraising team will typically get the best results from focusing on their older donors. If your organization has infinite staff and money, you can do both of course…and then jump on your unicorn and ride to the moon.
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