Derrick Feldmann

Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Board of Visitors: Derrick Feldmann


Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher and advisor in cause engagement. He founded Achieve to help organizations address their most pressing issues through research and data-driven, strategically designed fundraising and awareness campaigns.

Derrick is the lead researcher and creator of The Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how the next generation supports causes. This ongoing study has been cited in hundreds of publications, including Forbes, TIME, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Through this research, as well as in his role at Achieve, Derrick has worked with companies and organizations such as AT&T, Facebook, BMW, PBS and the Case Foundation to understand how the next generation of donors, activists and employees are redefining cause work. Derrick is the author of “Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change” (2016) and co-author of the book “Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement” (2012).