Introducing the Nonprofit Millenial Bloggers Alliance
In the almost two years that I have been blogging I have learned so much about the nonprofit sector and the challenges that young employees face. This has motivated me to act and to connect with those who share my passion for creating a culture in the sector that values and actively supports young employees.
However, I always wondered how we could include more voices from the next generation in the conversation about the future of the nonprofit sector. Then I came across this article in problogger about forming a blogging alliance. While he talks about it being a secret mainly to benefit bloggers, I saw an opportunity to gather a group of young nonprofit bloggers who can help each other reach wider audiences and collectively bringing important issues about the nonprofit sector to the forefront by actively engaging and sharing each other’s work.
So I am happy to announce that today is the official launch of the Nonprofit Millenial Bloggers Alliance! This alliance (which is growing!), currently includes the following spectacular bloggers:
- Rosetta Thurman, Perspectives from the Pipeline, @rosettathurman
- James Elbaor, From the Desk of James Elbaor, @jameselbaor
- Elisa M. Ortiz, Onward and Upward, @emortiz
- Elizabeth Clawson, Nonprofit Periscope, @eclawson
- Trina Isakson, Trina’s Nonprofit Blog, @telleni
- Colleen Dilenschneider, Know Your Bone, @cdilly
- Tera Wozniak Qualls, Social Citizen, @terawozqualls
- Tracey Webb, Black Gives Back, @blkgivesback
- Kevin Gilnack, (Nonprofits + Politics)2.0, @kgilnack
Make sure you visit each of their blogs for their take on the alliance.
While each of us looks at the nonprofit sector from a different perspective we share the view that millenials offer something valuable to nonprofits. You can expect to see guest posts, monthly themes, and blogging challenges.
And this isn’t about listening to millenials simply because folks think we know what’s new and snazzy and we hope the conversation extends beyond our oft cited love of technology. It’s about the realistic necessity of preparing the next generation to grapple with the pressing issues that have and will continue to shape the way we do business. It’s about harnessing skills and ideas to move social change forward. It’s about celebrating the new wave of dedication to public service and capturing it to invigorate our organizations and our lives.
I’m excited to be part of this and look forward to sharing and engaging the bloggers and everyone who is interested in this issue. The goal is to create an online hub of thought leaders in the nonprofit sector. In keeping with the spirit of preparing for the future we are starting with millennial bloggers but stay tuned for more!