- In case you missed it, it’s now 2013, which means it’s time for the annual round of predictions for the future of the nonprofit sector. Rick Cohen shares insights on how the sector will change over the next 12 months from a number of nonprofit leaders (NPQ, 12/20):
Terri Freeman of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region (and WRAG’s board chair), says,
“We are looking at a significantly noticeable contraction in charitable giving in 2013…While I think people will continue to give, they will likely give less and be much choosier about who receives their charitable dollars.”
Mario Morino of Venture Philanthropy Partners says,
“The pending cuts in federal spending and tectonic shifts in the U.S. economy, workforce, and demographics will leave our society with less money for services at the very time we will have more demand for services from a broader swath of the population. These forces will hit home in 2013 with leaders in the nonprofit field, prompting them to do more to rethink, redesign, and reinvent their organizations and programs to meet these challenges.”
- Related: 5 Things That Will Change the Way Nonprofits Work in 2013 (Chronicle, 1/4)
- How Small Nonprofits Can Improve Their Fiscal Health (Chronicle, 1/3)
- Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has put forth a package of education-related proposals, including allowing Teach for America to place teachers in Virginia public schools. (Examiner, 1/4)
- Across the country, education reform efforts and STEM programs garnered the most support from education funders in 2012. (Foundation Center, 1/2)
DISTRICT | Mendelson Shuffles Committee Assignments On D.C. Council (WAMU, 1/3)
AWARDS | The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is seeking nominations of foundations for four awards: outstanding large private foundations, mid-size/small private foundations, corporate foundations, and grantmaking public charities. The deadline for nominations is February 1. More information available here.
Having finally jumped the bandwagon and started watching The Walking Dead, I found this video particularly interesting/ominous.