It is an honor to be included for the second year on the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50. We are proud to be recognized among so many great leaders and organizations. We’re very pleased to be recognized alongside the leaders of the nonprofit sector.
We are thrilled to see that pro bono service, the source of an estimated $15 billion in support for the sector each year, is being embraced as critical to the leadership of the nonprofit sector. Pro bono continues to grow and strengthen.
From the Nonprofit Times:
“The push a decade and one-half ago was for institutionalization, getting bigger and strong. Flexibility is the key today. Many of the leaders at the largest organizations were late to realize the transition from all work and no play for the staff was eroding to a more balanced lifestyle. That is true, too, for volunteers. And, of course, technology was going to save us all.
While technology has facilitated the ability to not be in the office, it has ushered in the 24-hour work cycle. There is little time for the big idea to germinate and grow to scale, which would frustrate the leaders 15 years ago. Some of this year’s honorees were just getting their feet wet in the sector some 15 years ago, while others were knee deep, proving that it’s an eclectic mix of young and old — not unlike what the sector must continue to do to nurture talent as the Baby Boomers approach retirement.
Today’s leaders have found the way to innovate and manage through these evolving structures. Many of the challenges of 15 years ago have re-emerged – homelessness, unemployment, healthcare — and nonprofits will prove to be right in the thick of these areas as is typical.”