Derrick is a leading researcher and author on cause engagement and social movements. He is the author of Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change. Derrick is also co-author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement. He leads the national research team on the Millennial Impact Project and the planning team for MCON. Derrick is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He received is graduate degree from the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.