Life for the "pampered" generation may finally be getting tougher. We are becoming more critical, analytical, rational and judgmental. We are, *GASP!*, growing up and maturing. And so are our idealistic tendencies.
Markus Hipp is the Executive Director of the BMW Foundation, headquartered in Germany. He began his career in philanthropy at the Robert Bosch Foundation. I recently spoke with Markus about his work and his perception of German vs. American leadership.
What gives? Why is there such disconnect and dissatisfaction with the work we do? We spend the largest portion of our wakeful moments at work; if these precious moments are spent in emotional detachment, it speaks volumes about our quality of life.
Many NFP leaders are also challenged to explain what makes their organizations different from others with similar visions and strategies. And if they don't know what makes their NFPs special, how are donors supposed to know?
It's time to believe and invest in our communities again. We're going to build a new partnership between a government motivated by the public good and a non-profit sector driven by compassion and innovation.