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Bridging the Divide: Engaging Millennials in Board Service

March 25 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM EDT

Bridging the Divide: Engaging Millennials in Board Service // A Free Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Event

This event is part of the Johnson Center’s FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series.

The millennial generation is more than just avocados and craft lattes. It’s a generation that wants to make an impact, is on the receiving end of the largest transfer of wealth we have ever seen, comprises a majority of the workforce, and is more diverse than previous generations.

Simply put, if you don’t have a plan for engaging this generation, your organization is falling behind. Join us in this interactive discussion as we explore the importance of and approaches for including millennials in your boardroom. You’ll hear from a panel of current millennial leaders and have the opportunity to ask questions — so start brainstorming!

Together we’ll discuss and learn about:

  • Recommended practices for millennial board member recruitment & engagement
  • Similarities & differences in engagement approaches across generations
  • Real world experiences & examples shared by our panelists
  • The impact the millennial generation will have on the social sector

Led by: Kevin Peterson, Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Cost: Free!

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to this event. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 24.

Photo: Kevin Peterson
Kevin Peterson is the program coordinator for learning services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. A graduate of GVSU, Kevin holds a B.A. in Public and Nonprofit Administration with an emphasis on Community Development Planning, including minors in Legal Studies and Urban & Regional Planning. He is currently pursuing his Master of Public Administration at GVSU with dual concentrations in Sustainable Community Development and Nonprofit Management & Leadership.
Kevin is an avid volunteer and active community member, having served on the successful capital campaign committee for his hometown’s new library and two terms on the Terry McAdam Book Award Committee with the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. He is co-chair of educational programming for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids, and serves on the steering committee for the annual Mayor’s River Cleanup through the West Michigan Environmental Action Committee.


March 25
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


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