As leaders in the pro bono movement, we’ve been keeping a close watch on the pulse of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Based on the trends we’ve seen, here are some of predictions for 2011. What are some of your forecasts for the new year?
- LikeMinded will launch with some bumps but will demonstrate how crowdsourcing could be of real value to the sector in a few years.
- There will be increased buzz about ‘sector wide’ pro bono solutions.
- Google will acquire Sparked and Catchafire and leverage their massive platform.
- The A Billion + Change campaign will get renewed energy under Senator Mark Warner.
- ‘Service Enterprise’ will be the hot term in capacity building.
- Diana Aviv will step down as the head of the Independent Sector to make room for a new generation of leadership.
- Pete York will be named the nonprofit innovator of the year for his work with the CCAT assessment tool that is reshaping the field of capacity building.
- A nonprofit will make headlines by off-shoring a core social service to address deep state budget cuts and growing community need.
- The tide will begin to turn on social benefit corporations with growing anger at companies like Causes that take nonprofit resources to increase corporate profits .
- State funding issues will lead to a major rise in bankruptcies at unprecedented levels.
Aaron Hurst is the President & CEO at the Taproot Foundation.
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