In my world at KaBOOM!, it starts with a playground. In the non-profit and philanthropic world, the future starts now.
As part of the non-profit sector, we all take note of the newest trends and activities of the sector to work together for a common cause. Educating and informing new leaders that are climbing the ranks of the community is important to sustain a competitive playing field where we are led by the best and the brightest. As the economic downturn has continued to touch more and more organizations, the sector has united to address common challenges.
That is what intrigues me by Independent Sector’s new initiative, FutureLab: An Online Challenge for the Nonprofit Community to Chart a Vibrant 2020. FutureLab is a national conversation to analyze both the challenges and possibilities that will affect the non-profit and foundation community for years to come and, most importantly, to develop strategies that will shape our future, now.
It has been designed to help the sector build a brighter future by providing a forum to share big ideas and identify common goals that will strengthen organizations and expand individual and combined impact. Anyone can join - you don’t have to be an IS member to comment on the ideas that have already been presented or share their own ideas and get feedback from peers while contributing to the sector’s collective thinking.
Log on and take a look. If you find it as intriguing as I do, post it on your blog. As the sector shares more and more ideas toward solving common problems, it can only help non-profits see a brighter future where they can improve the lives of more people.
To get started, go to: www.independentsector.org/future
See you out on the playground!
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