It turns out Millennials aren't as selfish as we thought.
In my years attending concerts in Colorado, I’ve seen Conscious Alliance pop up all over the place with food drives, posters, and thoughtful booth-front conversation. Powered by youth, arts, and a desire to unlock young people’s passion for giving, Conscious Alliance is an amazing nonprofit working to end hunger in communities all over the United States.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with their Executive Director, Justin Levy, to talk about his thirteen years with the organization and gain insight into the relationships that inspire someone to spend their life giving back.
It’s no secret that the world is facing innumerable daunting issues. Nonprofits and other NGOs are designed to help solve these issue and they have an extremely important role in our society. However, businesses are able to scale easier and create a surplus of profits that can be allocated to different causes. In one year, all of the charities in every developed country in the world donated around $200 billion* to developing countries. That is no small feat. Yet, businesses donated $3.7 trillion*. Still, with all of this money being donated, there are pressing issues that need to be solved.