Wither 2010: Your answers, curated!

Last night my family and I had the great pleasure of hanging out with Beth Kanter and her family. Beth (@kanter) and I both have 9 year old sons named Harry - what other indicator do you need that we should get together? Among other things, we chatted about what blogging had brought into our lives....

Well, here's one living answer. Check this out...from my email this morning

"Hi, Lucy -- I'm working on an experimental Twitter tool that tracks a conversation. I grabbed the 2010 conversation so far and then hand-edited it into regular English, and I thought I'd send it on to you, in case it's useful. -- @peterkaminski.
My website is http://peterkaminski.com/

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Program-Related Investments? L3C's? -- @artfulmanager

Moving from "sustainability" to "thrivability". Now: 1 + 1 < 1 =" 2,"> 2. -- @valdiskrebs

The thing most essentially in need of change is investor mindset. The space between giving and investing is real, but needs more people. -- @Kevindoylejones

Having a vision for significant Community Change will guide all work within all aspects of all organizations. http://blip.tv/file/1871539 -- @HildyGottlieb

Accountability and transparency. Social Impact as a currency. -- @conches

Would love to say thrivability - catalyzing resource sharing and solution-focus. But that might be a bit optimistic. :) -- @NurtureGirl

Libertarians en masse finally figure out how to channel all their anti-govt angst into out-of-box for-profit social innovation. -- @atomiota

Proliferation. Significantly more organizations, people, roles, issues. Social sector reach/impact/actors proliferating on all fronts. -- @CDEgger

Downturn limits money not expertise; funders recast as social fund managers; growth of managed peer-to-peer funds. -- @alexsteer

Creative disruption, multi-sector strategies, measuring results, social media, transparency, public sector, survival. -- @vppartners

The institution as we know it is dead. Collaboration between and within organizations will be paramount to creating REAL change. -- @ntenhross

Foundations as Social Impact Knowledge Brokers - http://tacticalphilanthropy.com/2009/09/the-2010-crises-in-philanthropy -- @tactphil

Impact of and response to the economic recovery (slowness or lack thereof) and the inherent unintended consequences. -- @mmorino

Yes, the institution as we know it is dead. The illusion of institution boundaries is crumbling - collaboration proves more useful. Remix. -- @NurtureGirl

Foundations leveraging unrestricted funds to "challenge" people to engage in philanthropy (S.A. Comm. foundation match days trending upward.) The role of movement-building in philanthropy and the social sector as a whole. The closing doors of non-profit organizations due, a.k.a. the final wave of impact from the recession and the "new normal" that will emerge. -- @ChangeEvnglst

Movements, for all kinds of issues & sectors - movements any organization can join, and anyone can be a part of, and more sustained than campaigns. -- @engagejoe

Embracing Millennials/Gen Yers as full partners in the enterprise. Mission-related investing is embraced by a generation of chastened fund managers. -- @pndblog

The big story will (should) be the shift from serving causes to solving them. Audiences won't stick with nonprofits that don't make progress on issues and won't donate to groups that aren't having MAJOR impact. Note that MAJOR impact is not to be confused with activities that get attention or build lists. The whole way nonprofits operate will change in 2010. It won't be viewed that way; people will say the economy is still struggling, etc. But make no mistake, the shift will be in approach and strategy. Non-profits must operate with a new mindset and focus, or lose audience. -- @BrianReich"
Thank you, Peter! For some other input, that came to me via email, see this roundup. Here's the original blog post. And here are a few more tweets from this morning....Please keep the conversation going, coming, and moving on...Tweet me at @p2173, email at lucy@blueprintrd.com or comment below.

"2010 social sector: orgs that thrive will maximize existing resources, collaborate effectively and BE STATEGIC." @Hailayates

"hmm .. @p2173 asking about trends for 2010. I'm wondering about 2020 http://bit.ly/N3uU6" @kanter

"the big story will (should) be the shift from serving causes to solving them....audiences won't stuck w/ NPs that don't make progress on issues. Won't donate to groups that aren't having MAJOR impact....nd note that MAJOR impact is not to be confused with activities that get attention, build lists....the whole way NPs operate will change in 2010. Won't be viewed that way, people will say economy still struggling, etc....but make no mistake, shift will be in approach and strategy. Operate with new mindset, focus, or lose audience." @brianreich

"Here's one for the list, Lucy. Embracing Millennials/Gen Yers as full partners in the enterprise...And here's one more: Mission-related investing is embraced by a generation of chastened fund managers" @PNDblog

"Foundation giving is going to drop off a cliff in 2010--Tactical Philanthropy answers @p2173's question http://bit.ly/3sFjQo" @CHayling

"what matters: having more meaningful conversation and interactions wherever you are" @GRMeyer

"Maximize social return on assets nonprofits already have ($, people, knowledge)-Not getting new" @IdeaEncore

1 comment:

6p00d8345159b069e2 said...

A little late - but wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed hanging out with you. And, this post - and you - are going to be featured in presentation I'm doing in a virtual space about the future and nonprofits in a couple of weeks. Turns out I'll be in Hakona - a branded second life space. And i"ll be dressed a Jane Jetson... more on that soon