Is Your Nonprofit Sustainable and What Does Nonprofit Sustainability Really Mean?

Is Your Nonprofit Sustainable and What Does Nonprofit Sustainability Really Mean?

“Sustainability” has been a buzzword in the social sector for the past few years, but what does it really mean? Everyone agrees that sustainability is an important factor to evaluate the resiliency of social sector organizations, but few have agreed on a simple path...
2021 Nonprofit Trends: Shifting Our Focus to Upstream Nonprofit Work

2021 Nonprofit Trends: Shifting Our Focus to Upstream Nonprofit Work

When I first heard the famous parable about “The River,” I was at a national cardiovascular convening in 2003 held at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia (made famous by Dirty Dancing). The presenter told the story: you and a friend are having a picnic by the side of a...
After COVID-19: Top 10 Aspirational Goals for Daring Greatly in the Social Sector

After COVID-19: Top 10 Aspirational Goals for Daring Greatly in the Social Sector

As a futurist for the social sector, I get asked a lot about what to expect from a post-COVID-19 world. While there are many things I don’t know, there are some that I do. For example, I know the social sector has risen to the challenge and opportunity of 2020 and...