Roger Ali from the St. Catharines Standard published a great article about instilling philanthropy in younger generations.
According to Ali, research studies show young people are conceptualizing giving and volunteering in different ways.
They are challenging charities to rethink how they talk about their work and appeal to young donors and volunteers.
Young people are learning about volunteering and giving in a variety of ways, including through school, their peers, within their communities and on their smartphones.
Bethlehem Housing and Support Services has been actively introducing and encouraging philanthropy within our youth.
This past August we had one of our youngest donors, at the age of only eight years old, support BHSS.
Claire Fish recently celebrated her 8th birthday and decided instead of receiving gifts she wanted her family and friends to donate to Bethlehem Housing instead. Click here to read the full story on Claire.
Non-profit organizations have an opportunity to engage youth directly about the vital role they play in philanthropy.
It is our responsibility as an organization to help them understand community needs. Proving to them how they can make a difference increases the likelihood they will become donors and volunteers now and in the future.
Click here to read the full article by Roger Ali.