The nonprofit sector is changing. That’s hardly a groundbreaking observation—of course it’s changing, as it does every year—but this time, something feels different.
Maybe it’s the already-begun exodus of Baby Boomers in nonprofit leadership positions. Maybe it’s the scramble to understand shifting giving habits as younger donors enter the philanthropic discussion in greater numbers. Maybe it’s the dip in donor retention rates after a few years of solid gains. Whatever it is, there’s a feeling of added urgency. The pace of change, it seems, is accelerating. And for continued success in 2016 and beyond, nonprofits need to keep up.
So, NonProfit PRO reached out to some of the sector’s brightest minds and biggest innovators for predictions on what’s in store for the coming year—everything from leadership issues to giving trends to big ideas. In all, we received 80 trends from 44 leaders at 34 nonprofits, agencies and consulting groups.