It’s a critical time in the evolution of nonprofit America. Charitable organizations across the U.S. are having to redefine their DNA in order to survive and prosper amidst a new set of undercurrents that could shift what the nonprofit landscape will look like.
In his book entitled “The Resilient Sector Revisited,” author Lester Salamon discusses the need for a renewal strategy that reinforces the attributes which afford the nation’s not-for-profit sector special benefits and privileges. It calls for the culture of nonprofit organizations to remain as dynamic as the changes that they’re helping to make across the world.
Perhaps the greatest insights can be found by zooming out to get a clearer picture of the current landscape and potential future for organizations like yours. Salamon specifically outlines three possible outcomes in this sector over the next 10-20 years…
Which future do you see for organizations like yours? It’s important to remember that the decisions we make now and the actions we take today will shape one of these realities to come.