For those looking to invest in a solidarity economy, CDFIs offer a proven way for one’s investment to make a positive impact on someone’s life and contribute to a long-term shift in who participates in our nation’s economy. Attuned to the greatest needs of underrepresented communities, investments in CDFIs represent an opportunity to place one’s money where it has meaning and positive impact.
Most millennials express their commitment to helping non-profits through volunteering either in non-profit activities or by serving on boards and through financial donations. There are several planning tools that millennials can use that go far beyond making a routine contribution. Here are 3 tools millennials can use for improving organization of their charitable activities and long-term impact.
Millennials are keen to make an impact with their money. According to a 2021 survey by Morgan Stanley, 99 percent of millennials surveyed were interested in sustainable investing, an all-time high. Interest in sustainability persisted despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change is the key focus. The emergence of ESG investing is rapidly growing, though it is still largely unknown among many retail investors.
Many of us were sitting around the dinner table during the Holidays and someone youngish started talking about “crypto,” “bitcoin,” maybe something about a “doge”-coin? Breathless talk of massive returns may have followed without the mention of risk. A cult leader would be impressed by the level of evangelism. Inevitably a wiser individual asks some variation of the question: “But what is it and why do I need it?”