Friday, June 16, 2006

The Nonprofit of the Future
by Ron Lichty

Intriguing. By 2016, what changes will technology have wrought in nonprofits? “Can you envision the nonprofit of 2016?” How will the role and the work of nonprofits change?

That’s the topic of a discussion started by writer Paul Lamb. He intends, from the discussion, to create a collective article, with attribution to contributors, and any profits from the piece to be contributed to the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (N-TEN).

Pointer to this discussion was in the SF Chronicle’s The Tech Chronicles blog, which comments...

Over the last decade the number of nonprofits has grown by 68 percent and now includes some 837,000 organizations, according to a recent report by the National Council of Nonprofit Associations. Based on IRS data, the council estimated that these groups had combined assets of $1.76 trillion in 2003 -- which would make the "nonprofit economy the sixth largest in the world, larger than the economies of Brazil, Russia, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea."

If your interest, like mine, is in the community and collaboration that technology can enable, take a look at the discussion, and contribute your own vision of the technology-enabled nonprofit's future.


At 4:33 PM, June 20, 2006, Blogger Jon Silvers said...

Non-profit technology and social media was discussed at a recent Netsquared event, not sure if you attended or have heard of it.


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