What prevents young people from giving to charity?
Building on a previous look at the Giving Gap in Canada, the third instalment of this four-part study explores what stops those under the age of 35 from giving. The study also uncovers some of the ways younger Canadians prefer to engage with charities, illuminating the role of social media and other online channels.
Millennials want to do more to support charity, but lack of funds is an issue
Barriers include a lack of confidence, knowledge, and tailored appeals
Millennials feel overwhelmed, but they trust charitable organizations more than others
5 in 10
About half of millennials say “With all the requests and life so busy, I feel like I don’t have enough control over what I’m doing with charitable donations”…
6 in 10
…and slightly fewer than 6 in 10 millennials (57%) say their donations go “mostly/entirely” to causes that they care about most, compared to a 65% average across all age brackets….
6 in 10
…yet just 6 in 10 millennials say charities spend too much on salaries, administration, and fundraising, compared to a 73% average among all age brackets, suggesting that millennials trust charitable organizations more than other age brackets.
Social media and other online channels are critical
CHIMP: The giving platform for Canadians
We all want something in the world to change. CHIMP makes it easy to give to the causes you care about.
- Find and give to any charity in Canada, anonymously or with recognition
- See and plan all your giving in one place
- Join forces with others in supporting your favourite causes
The third post in our series explores what’s keeping millennials from reaching their full charitable potential—and what you can do about it.
How do millennials give, and how does their giving behaviour compare to the rest of Canadians?
Finances and Lack Of Confidence Prevent Many Millennials From Donating To Charity
In this post, John Bromley, CEO and Founder of CHIMP, looks at how Canadians connect with and support charity, and what might be getting in the way of their giving.
The second instalment of a four-part independent study sheds light on what’s stopping Canadians from donating more to charitable organizations.
This Giving Tuesday: CHIMP And The Angus Reid Institute Explore What Stops Canadians From Giving More To Charity.
John Bromley, CEO and Founder of CHIMP, looks at how Canadians connect with charity through businesses, and what that means for the future of giving.
The first of a four-part independent study to gain an understanding of the charitable-giving landscape in Canada.
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