As a backdrop to our client assignments, we seek to increase intellectual capital about nonprofit strategy. We invest in advancing the field both because we believe it will help us add value to our client work and because we want to improve understanding of this vibrant sector.
Among the issues that we are currently thinking about:
- The impact of evolving technology and digital communications on universities and colleges, and how these changes will affect pedagogy, curriculum, outreach, positioning and funding.
- The necessary and sufficient conditions for institutional effectiveness in a rapidly changing world. Going forward, what will be the common characteristics of effective nonprofit institutions?
- The role of effective governance in ensuring clarity of mission, capable executive leadership and continued funding well-being. How is productive governance different now than it was 10 years ago?
- The impact of the fragile national and global economy on the short- and longer-term financial stability and health of nonprofit organizations. Have we reached the “new normal”?
- How nonprofits facing budgetary pressures can successfully undertake significant strategic transformation. Despite the gloomy landscape, many instructive success stories can be found.
- How a national nonprofit institution can best become global in perspective, attitude, culture and activities. How can internationalization and globalization become more than just buzzwords?
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