My colleagues David Neff and Randal C Moss have written a book called The Future of Nonprofits that launches next month. As Zoetica colleague Geoff Livingston notes, writing a book is no small feat. (I can agree on that one!)
So, a big congrats to David and Randal!
Their book provides recipes for nonprofit organizations to capitalize on internal innovation and predict future trends to remake and reshape their culture, structure, and staff. The book offers lots of tips, advice, and frameworks to help nonprofit professionals transform their organizations in order to survive and thrive. Here’s what is in the book:
- Provides nonprofits with a comprehensive playbook on how to create a new, more flexible, innovative organization.
- Provides nonprofits a look at the future of fundraising and communications trends into 2016.
- Case studies highlight successes and failures.
- Highlights the power and strength of Social Media.
- Hightlights how to hire, train, manage and inspire “internal entrepreneurial” employees.
- Features actionable advice on creating an organization that is primed to grow and thrive in the immediate and long-term future.
In the pre-launch at SXSW, they shared a wonderful graphic novel that outlines the themes of the book. It reminded me of Miriam Engelberg’s nonprofit comic books from several years ago and published by Compasspoint. Miriam was a brilliant cartoon artist and did the daily 501-c3 planet comics on the Compasspoint site. (Sadly, we lost Miriam to breast cancer in 2006, but she chronicled her fight in this graphic novel- and NTEN raised some scholarship money in her name). It think she would have been happy to see another nonprofit graphic novel!
I read a pre-publication draft and offered this endorsement:
“The creaky wheels of the nonprofit industry are about to get the grease they need! The Future of Nonprofits combines twenty-first century innovations (social media, alternative currencies, digital channels) with enduring success strategies of the best nonprofits (hiring killer talent, structuring smart). Moreover, David and Randal lay out a formula for organizational innovation–the Holy Grail of the nonprofit world. This is the playbook every nonprofit soldier needs to make it in the Digital Age.”
What are you waiting for? Go order your copy now on Amazon.