<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2061863960506697&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Higher Logic Blog - Banner

Millennials Posts

There Are 100 Million Millennials - Are You Ready?

Written by Maddie Grant | on November 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM | 3 minute read

Generations expert (and my co-author and partner) Jamie Notter recently posted this extensive article detailing some numbers research he has been doing around exactly how many Millennials there are. It’s important stuff, so I’m going to interrupt my regular column to point you to it. Here’s an excerpt:

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Millennials, Online Community

Speed and Trust - Why Millennials Need Both

Written by Maddie Grant | on September 23, 2015 at 11:30 AM | 3 minute read

There is a big problem brewing on the horizon for many organizations. Based on our research, the Millennial generation is coming into the workforce expecting something that most, especially associations, are truly bad at: speed.

Read More »

There are 2 Comments | Join the conversation.

Topics: Millennials, Online Community Management, Online Community

Is Your Community Changing with the Times?

Written by Maddie Grant | on August 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM | 2 minute read

Today’s “new normal” involves continuous change, which is something the Millennial generation has simply come to expect. But those of us who are older and running things inside associations (including our online communities) have always tried to build things that last. We like consistency. We like things to stay the same. This is a challenge.

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Millennials, Volunteer Management, Member Communities, Associations, Online Community

Don't Go Overboard on Millennials

Written by Maddie Grant | on July 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM | 2 minute read

This may sound like odd advice from someone who wrote a book titled, “When Millennials Take Over,” but it’s important that we don’t become too obsessed with the Millennial generation right now. Yes, they are the largest generation in the history of the United States, and yes, I think it’s critical to learn about this generation’s perspective, given the unique and influential spot they hold in our history.

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Millennials, Online Community Management, Marketing Automation, Online Community

Is Face-to-Face Communication Gone in the Digital Age?

Written by Maddie Grant | on June 25, 2015 at 2:58 PM | 2 minute read

Millennials certainly grew up with a lot of “screen time.” They like texting and sending instant messages, and they obviously have been a dominant force in just about every social media platform. They are truly the digital natives. But that does not mean they don’t want and need face-to-face communication.

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Communications, Millennials, Member Communities, Associations, Online Community

How to Engage the Millennials in Your Community

Written by Katie Oakes on June 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM | 3 minute read

Life is filled with burning questions that often go unanswered. How many iPhone generations will you see in your lifetime? How many selfies is too many?

Among these questions is one that is baffling business leaders everywhere: how do I deal with millennials in the workplace? As organizational culture expert Jamie Notter explains,

"Every 20 years or so, a new generation enters the workforce, and the rest of us, quite frankly, freak out about it."

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Millennials, Online Community

Millennials Are Raising the Bar

Written by Maddie Grant | on May 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM | 2 minute read

The Millennial generation grew up with unparalleled abundance. Not a lot of generational authors mention this. They tend to focus more on the influence of the internet and social media, which is, of course, understandable. But the abundance piece is equally important.

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Millennials, Associations, Email Marketing, Online Community

A Millennial Approach to Mentoring

Written by Maddie Grant | on April 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM | 1 minute read

Mentoring has been around since the dawn of time, and it certainly has been a central tenet within associations. Many of us can think of the one or two individuals we met through our professional association who provided important guidance as we navigated the early stages of our careers. Many associations have formal mentoring programs, where younger members are paired with more experienced members in the association in an official mentoring relationship (We're also now pretty familiar with the idea of 'reverse mentoring', where younger volunteers or staff can provide training to older cohorts on technology and social media in particular.)

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Millennials, Associations, Online Community

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

Written by Maddie Grant | on March 24, 2015 at 9:42 AM | 2 minute read

We talk a lot about how social media has changed marketing pretty drastically, and we also talk about the Millennial generation's use of social media and how much time they spend online and behind their screens. But we're missing a more important point. When you look at the bigger picture, the real game changer behind social media has been the way it has transferred power away from central institutions and towards individuals.

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Millennials, Marketing, Member Communities, Online Community

The Bigger Picture on Why Millennials Matter

Written by Maddie Grant | on February 26, 2015 at 5:51 PM | 3 minute read

Last week I did a webinar for the Higher Logic Learning Series (with my co-author, Jamie Notter) that talked about some of the research and findings in our new book, When Millennials Take Over. You can watch the whole webinar via the embedded video below:

Read More »

There are 0 Comments | Get the conversation started.

Topics: Millennials, Online Community

Subscribe to the blog by email

Subscribe to the blog by RSS

rssHigher Logic Blog Feed

Recent posts

We're Featured

Association Universe