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Jun 20
2014
June 20, 2014

An Empowerment Opportunity for Millennials: Clinton Foundation 20/30

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Over the past several months, I’ve been working with my colleagues at the Clinton Foundation to develop our newest membership program, Clinton Foundation 20/30, a platform for people in their 20s and 30s to join us in our work today, and prepare for their leadership roles of tomorrow.  During our months of preparation, we came upon a recent study of more than 11,600 millennials (ages 20-35) called the Millennial Impact Study. The study shows that this generation is passionate about social causes and engages with non-profit organizations through volunteer work and technology, as well as financial support. It’s clear that young professionals are eager to take action and are looking to connect with a network of like-minded peers. 
 
It’s clear that young professionals are eager to take action and are looking to connect with a network of like-minded peers. 
 
Clinton Foundation 20/30 is a universally accessible way for this younger generation to join the hundreds of thousands of supporters and friends around the world that are already connected to the work of the Clinton Foundation. After all, we’re all in this together. And earlier this week, we officially launched this exciting new program with a kick-off event with nearly 200 young professionals in New York City. 
 
While this program is our newest way to engage with the Foundation’s work, we’ve been committed to inspiring the next generation of leaders and philanthropists since 2007 through the Clinton Foundation Millennium Network, which engaged more than 10,000 young professionals. While this generated a lot of enthusiasm for the amazing work our initiatives do every day, we wanted to build a new program to put this network’s energy into action. 
 
We launched Clinton Foundation 20/30 with two goals in mind: to give 20/30s an outlet to participate in our work on an individual basis, and to develop a community that – collectively – is working together to improve our world. 
 
Building on this momentum, we launched Clinton Foundation 20/30 with two goals in mind: to give 20/30s an outlet to participate in our work on an individual basis, and to develop a community that – collectively – is working together to improve our world. 
 
Aside from the inherent value of belonging to a community of movers and shakers in the social impact space, Clinton Foundation20/30 is essentially access to opportunity by providing:
  1. Volunteer opportunities, which will include everything from fundraising to community service to skills-based volunteerism;
  2. Professional development opportunities, such as invites to networking events, salon discussions, and industry roundtables; and,
  3. Leadership opportunities, with the ability for members to join our Leadership Council and help the Foundation develop the program locally. 
As our community continues to grow, the benefits and program content will be constantly evolving, and will always reinforce our program’s mission. 
 
How can you help? 
 
First – join the program! Become a member and find out about exciting events and opportunities in your area.  
 
If you’re already a member here are some ways you can help, starting today:
  • Share your ideas. We are always looking for ideas from members on potential volunteer partners, event topics, and other ways to improve the program. Send along your thoughts and suggestions to CF2030@clintonfoundation.org
     
  • Participate. Join our program activities to the fullest extent possible. Volunteer. Attend. Spread the word. All member activity is quantified and aggregated by our staff on the back-end, so the more you participate, the greater our overall impact becomes – and the more fulfilling experience you’ll have. 
     
  • Be a leader. Want to polish your leadership skills? We are looking for members to join our Leadership Council to develop the program in their cities – recruiting members, securing speakers, identifying venues, raising funds, and more. The 20/30 Leadership Council is critical to the success of the program as a whole, so if you have what it takes, we’ll take what you have. Email CF2030@clintonfoundation.org for more details. 
I hope you’ll join me in shaping the world we want to live in.