Coming off of a restful and happy holiday season, the CWP team has spent the last few days contemplating what lies ahead in 2012. Inspired by the resolutions of other nonprofit leaders, such as those in a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article, we decided to put together our own New Year’s resolutions for the social sector in 2012. Overall these resolutions represent our hopes for a social sector that is more outcomes-oriented, collaborative, innovative and opportunistic.
2012 Resolutions for the Social Sector:
- Funders make decisions based on outcomes over relationships.
- Nonprofits increasingly consolidate and partner with each other to achieve greater community outcomes.
- Organizations value community-wide impact more than their individual outputs.
- Leaders set time aside to stop to think about their long-term goals, and consider how their daily actions contribute to those goals.
- Nonprofits take more control of their financial future and think boldly about new revenue streams such as earned income.
- The social sector achieves greater integration with the public and private sector, which leads to better sharing of capital, skills, and understanding of community needs.
We are excited about the possibilities for 2012 and our team is eager to do its part to make these resolutions a reality.
What are your resolutions for the social sector this year?