MCON

MCON is an Exploration Into the Culture, Relationships, Resources and Movements that Drive A New Generation of Cause Work. The MCON 2015 event is June 24-25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

MILLENNIALS MAKING A SOCIAL IMPACT

Millennials are using their creativity as a new form of philanthropy. In addition to working for companies that are making a difference, millennials feel empowered to build their own businesses or charities that are contributing to social good

- HuffPo

Millennials don’t want rules like [having to give 2 weeks’ notice to quit a job]. If I want to give you a year’s notice, that should be fine. If I want to give you a month’s notice, that should be fine.
In a single month, the [ALS Ice Bucket Challenge] campaign raised nearly $95 million for the ALS Association in what is probably the most viral, inspirational example of ‘thoughtless’ giving I have ever seen.
Derrick Feldmann, ‘Thoughtful’ vs. ‘Thoughtless’ Giving, PND blog
Who is Your Philanthropic Idol. Submit a short video talking about your idol, and you could win $500 for your favorite charity. Assn of Fundraising Professionals, NPDlove

Who is Your Philanthropic Idol. Submit a short video talking about your idol, and you could win $500 for your favorite charity. Assn of Fundraising Professionals, NPDlove

micdotcom:

Ben and Jerrys is putting their money where their mouth is on same-sex marriage

With flavors like “Hubby Hubby” and “I Dough, I Dough” and “EngageMint Party,” Ben & Jerry’s knows that “love comes in all flavors.”

Now they’re putting it into action

(via achievemcon)

jakebrewer:

The original name of the building in DC where our office is. Feels right. (at Change.org DC)

thisbigcity:

Send us your best urbanism #didyouknow, and we just might include it in this series!

Fact Source

The video announcing the product is, and I use this word rarely, epic. A must-watch: 

http://youtu.be/hw07EXR8mJg

On the other hand, please don’t misunderstand: this does not cover everything millennials, or other customers of today, want from the customer service experience.

- more on Forbes.com

naturevalley:

Blind adventurers Erik Weihenmayer and Lonnie Bedwell have set off on their 277-mile kayaking expedition down the Colorado River that cuts through the Grand Canyon. 
Want updates on the adventure? We’ve got ‘em: nobarriers.naturevalley.com. 

naturevalley:

Blind adventurers Erik Weihenmayer and Lonnie Bedwell have set off on their 277-mile kayaking expedition down the Colorado River that cuts through the Grand Canyon. 

Want updates on the adventure? We’ve got ‘em: nobarriers.naturevalley.com. 

BLKFLM’s Vanessa Black was asked to produce and direct a series of films for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. See her six 7-minute documentaries for the YOUTHFUEL series at BLKFLM.com. Congratulations, Vanessa! 

Simon Rich - one of America’s most celebrated young comedy writers - shares how his new short stories were inspired by guilt and self-loathing … and how porn is changing the way we read.

At 30, he’s written six other books, numerous film scripts, been published in magazines around the world, worked for Pixar and was one of the youngest writers ever on Saturday Night Live. 

- Telegraph (videos!)

A sense of community involvement is crucial to Millennials’ engagement with libraries, especially with content accessible anywhere and everywhere.
Derrick Feldmann, Achieve, in LibraryJournal