Thursday, March 15, 2012
Three Shifts Seen as Shaping Nonprofit Sector’s Future - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.
Three Shifts Seen as Shaping Nonprofit Sector’s Future - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.: At the recent annual meeting of Northern California Grantmakers, keynoters Lucy Bernholz of Philanthropy 2173 and Stanford University’s Rob Reich discussed three forces of change—what they call (and what Nonprofit Quarterly has previously referred to as) “tectonic shifts”—affecting the U.S. nonprofit sector. What’s particularly interesting is that two of the most dominant trends of the past decade, technological change and social networking, are apparently so embedded in our culture that they don’t bear special mention anymore. The three featured shifts all center on the redefinition of the fundamental role of nonprofits and philanthropy in our society.