5 Nonprofit Trends to Watch in 2012
5. More financed nonprofits
As part of this more strategic approach, nonprofits will (must) move toward a broader, more strategic approach to funding their work. They will realize that the hamster wheel of chasing receding dollars in a scattered approach just isn’t going to cut it anymore. As the fundamental economic restructuring that we are currently experiencing continues, nonprofits must create a financial model for their work. The financial status quo just will no longer work in the nonprofit sector.
I’m not a fortune-teller, but I am an optimist. I have tremendous hope for our great nonprofit sector. We may be in the depths of an ongoing, structurally transformative recession, but it in no way is the death knell for the nonprofit sector. It is simply an opportunity for nonprofits to get smarter, more honest, more open, more strategic and more sustainable. And that’s exciting.