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The Intersection of Generation Z, Social Consciousness and Business

Back-to-school shopping took on another dimension this past fall when my then 13-year old Generation Z stepdaughter insisted on boycotting what had once been a preferred retail store due to poor environmental practices.  In typical Gen Z style, she presented her case to my husband and me thoroughly researched and backed by news articles, facts and evidence.  Consequently, we made the decision as a family to support her request. Continue reading “The Intersection of Generation Z, Social Consciousness and Business”

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Connecting with Generation Z via Self-Empowerment: 3 Tips for Nonprofits

My Generation Z stepdaughters have shown me firsthand the power that comes with self-education via the internet.  I’ve watched them learn impressive gymnastics moves and card tricks that would make even the best street magician smile, create artistic and budget conscious gifts, discover the ‘old fashioned’ way of doing long division, and constantly gather and verify facts in real-time via the stealth use of a smart phone or tablet during family conversations. Continue reading “Connecting with Generation Z via Self-Empowerment: 3 Tips for Nonprofits”

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Learning to Speak Native Digital: The Language of Gen Z

Generation Z are the first true digital natives.  They don’t remember a world without the internet, instantaneous access to information, and the ability to be constantly connected to the world at large.  As this generation comes of age, they are adopting and embracing different social platforms than their elders.

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Diversity, Acceptance & Gen Z: Implications for Nonprofits

There are moments in life where you see a shadow of the future to come.  I had one of those recently when talking to my 10-year old stepdaughter.  Now just being part of a non-traditional family has become a frequent occurrence for Generation Z.  Pew Research reports that less than half of all children today live in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage. Continue reading “Diversity, Acceptance & Gen Z: Implications for Nonprofits”

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Ready for Gen Z? 4 Steps to a Modern Nonprofit Digital Strategy

Many nonprofits it seems, especially the smaller ones, have just started to feel comfortable with the basics of digital marketing and have only begun to truly understand and embrace Millennials.  So thinking about Generation Z, the cohort behind Millennials, and an appropriate digital strategy to engage them, may seem premature or even downright daunting. Continue reading “Ready for Gen Z? 4 Steps to a Modern Nonprofit Digital Strategy”

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