Derrick leads the research efforts of the Millennial Impact Project — the most comprehensive study of Millennial generation cause engagement and is a sought-after speaker on the latest trends in fundraising, online engagement and Millennials. Derrick is co-author of the book Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement (2012) and is author of Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change, (2016). He is a regular contributor to Philanthropy News Digest and the Huffington Post IMPACT Channel. Derrick is on the Leadership Faculty of the Points of Light Corporate Institute and a guest lecturer for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
Prior to founding Achieve, he received his undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University and graduate degree from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He went on to lead national fundraising efforts for The LEAGUE and Learning to Give before founding Achieve in 2008.
13 April - Half Day Master Class
Designing Targeted Gen Y Activation & Fundraising Campaigns
14 April - Session
The Next Generation (Millennials) and Giving. Understanding Them And Knowing How to Engage Them With Your Cause
15 April - Closing Plenary
Movement For Good - How Today's Movements Are Building a New Generation of Donors And Volunteers