Building Strong Nonprofits
IN THIS SUMMARY
The Great Recession has brought changes and challenges to all sectors of the economy, nonprofits included. Building Strong Nonprofits, edited by John C. Olberding and Lisa Barnwell Williams, is a collection of essays by fundraising professionals that suggests ways in which the nonprofit sector might evolve, achieving both growth and sustainability while continuing to improve the quality of life for all of society. The authors of the essays agree that recent economic turmoil has had an impact on nonprofits. Governments are faced with an increased demand for services, while raising taxes becomes more unpopular than ever. Private donors, meanwhile, grow weary of constant requests for funds from an ever-growing number of charities, many of whose services apparently duplicate those of others.