#MillennialChat: Sharing ideas, challenges, and best practices

Willie Matis

Do you want to connect with fellow millennials on Twitter?

We’ve got just the chat for you.

Millennial Chat came into fruition during the Millennial Donor Summit (MDS) this year.MDS was a conference held entirely online focusing on millennials and how nonprofits and other professionals can engage with our generation through new methods, technologies, and approaches. During MDS, you could follow the hashtag, #MDS11, to get insight from others who were tuned into the summit and who may have been listening in on other presentations.

Well, long story short, a few of us, millennials, who attended MDS were tired of hearing everyone talk about us. “Millennials do this…” and “Millennials think that…” were the beginning of quite a few tweets, with the  #MDS11 hashtag at the end.

So, we started using a different hashtag, #MDSmillennial, to talk with each other about our own generation, and it was refreshing to have a peer-to-peer conversation about things we are experiencing now.

And a thought sprung up during the middle of MDS, we thought: “Why don’t we start our own Twitter chat?”

Millennials chatting with miillennials about millennial things.  We’re tired of hearing research  telling us how we act.  I would much rather chat with another millennial about why we do the things we do.

We talk every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. Want to join us? Here are three reasons why you should.

1.     Peer-to-peer interaction: A lot of us are in the same boat— a few years removed from college, just graduated, or are about to graduate. We are in entry level positions, but we have ambitions to go way beyond them.

2.     No topic is beyond being a part of #millennialchat: We have talked about the work/life balance, getting other millennials engaged with your company, getting millennials to donate to your organization, and balancing online and offline work.  And by the way, on Tuesday, Sept. 13 we will talk about the generational differences between millennials and Baby Boomers.

3.     We help each other throughout the week: Our chat doesn’t end at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. We have a LinkedIn group page, a blog, and plan on using Google+ hangouts in the near future.  We are learning as we go, and we learn better when we extend the conversation beyond the hour.

Hopefully, we connect with you in the future because even after we are too old to be ‘young’ professionals, we will still be #millennials!


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