Monday, January 7, 2008
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently published an article on December 31, 2007 wherein it reported the 2008 predictions of nonprofit leaders and experts. Below is an excerpt of the article:
The new year promises to be a pivotal one in the world of philanthropy.
A hotly contested presidential election, a turbulent economy, heightened concerns about charities among government leaders, rapidly evolving technology, and shifting demographics are all expected to shape the way nonprofit groups and foundations operate in 2008 and beyond.
As a result, many organizations will face significant fund-raising and investment challenges. Others will confront strains in the way they deliver services.
Despite all of the potential challenges, however, charities and foundations will also have opportunities.
Many nonprofit leaders see the arrival of a new president as a chance to press for key changes.
They see technology as a way to reach out to volunteers and donors in different and exciting ways.
And as a growing number of baby boomers reach their 60s, nonprofit groups will face new opportunities to gain the support of a committed and highly skilled group of volunteers and donors.
For the full article, including comments by specific nonprofit leaders and experts see 2008 Predictions.