Harnessing the Disruptive Forces
According to the Alliance for Children and Families’ report Disruptive Forces: Driving a Human Services Revolution, nonprofit fundraising will shift to an investment paradigm. Within individual giving, this force is manifesting in the minds of millennials.
To get noticed on New York’s busy streets, a sign will not do—you need a choir of elementary students and teenage dance crews. To jump out on Facebook news feeds, you need more than a picture of a homeless shelter—you need kids in crazy hats and a herd of pets. Nonprofits are starting movements by leading with the cause.
Of the six transformative shifts identified in the Alliance for Children and Families’ report, Disruptive Forces: Driving A Human Services Revolution, none has provoked as much skepticism or controversy among Alliance members as Information Liberation.
The Alliance for Children and Families’ report, Disruptive Forces: Driving A Human Services Revolution, forecasts that funders will drive the quest for greater impact at lower costs.
The Alliance for Children and Families report Disruptive Forces: Driving A Human Services Revolution warns its readers: “Those who choose to ignore these forces will be unlikely to survive.” By ignoring the need to purposefully experiment, organizations have a tremendous amount to lose; likewise, if they embrace it and drive change, they have a tremendous amount to gain. Several Alliance members have established a culture attune to innovation and technology, change, and risk taking.
Available for download after completing a short form, this report strives to:
- Create a vision for the nonprofit human services sector during the next three to five years
- Identify disruptive forces that will fundamentally change and transform the nonprofit human services sector
- Spotlight actions required to preserve quality services within the boundaries of anticipated fiscal and other challenges