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...
Where is Your Organization in the Nonprofit Lifecycle? Why All Nonprofits Need This Crucial Piece of the Puzzle

Where is Your Organization in the Nonprofit Lifecycle? Why All Nonprofits Need This Crucial Piece of the Puzzle

As another year comes to a close and we explore possibilities for the next, I find that many executives and board members are reflecting on the “state of their organization.” I was recently asked by a client about the best way to determine where to focus energies in...