2022 has begun and what a beginning – depending on your perspective. So much has transpired in such a short time and there continues to be significant changes in the nonprofit sector. As so many of us like to do, we are reflecting on trends that appear to be on the horizon and would like to share our perspective.
• There is a new generation of nonprofit leaders emerging – younger, more diverse with a strong enthusiasm for innovation. They will shake things up in the future
• The upcoming generation of leadership is far more collaborative, willing to share power and create strategic alliances
• The future will bring greater expectation for community engagement and for community voices to be heard
• Boards will continue to explore their roles as the call for greater equity and inclusion in the sector increases
• Philanthropy will continue to be strong and those nonprofits who engage with their donors and demonstrate their impact in the community will thrive
With these trends in mind, we have been planning our education and training programs for the year. We are excited to kick off our series in February during Black History Month with a panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusion – with Emphasis on Inclusion. In March, I will be hosting an interactive session on Conversations with Donors, and in early April, Susan Rosati will be providing a training for both staff and board members on financial reporting and the fiscal responsibilities of the board of directors.