You remember the Baby Boomers. Hey, you might even be one. In case you are unaware, they were born after — and grew up constantly hearing about — World War II. They lived through the ‘50s and ‘60s and went to work in the ‘70s, some more slowly than others.
They didn’t grow up on computers, but they have adapted to them, maybe grudgingly, just as they have adapted to social media and, the big one, to online giving.
In their book “Dot Boom,” David Weigelt and Jonathan Boehman share ideas about fundraising among Boomers. They emphasize, very strongly, the idea of trust, because they say Boomers, more than younger generations, are more aware of the intended manipulation of emotions that advertising involves.
Weigelt and Boehman suggested the following guidelines to secure the trust of Baby Boomers when utilizing social media.
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