Altruism is the new ambition. What other reason could there be for the deluge of applicants for paid positions in the non-profit sector? Organizations which rely on donations to carry out their mission attract top talent, and for good reason. The profit driven life is drudgery for the individual contributor who toils without purpose under the specter of corporate budget cuts.
Saving the world from itself requires strategic thinkers who get things done. It also takes money, lots of it. This is where a talent search can pay off for the savvy leader who hires me to implement a proven strategy taken straight from a successful playbook. I am an experienced professional who understands that adversity and opportunity are perennial.
The future of a global economy is very much rooted in the past. Global powers are not more connected now than they ever were. It only seems that way because instead of waiting months for an envoy to deliver news, all that’s required today is a tweet.
Funding for a wide range of non-profit missions is extremely competitive. The cost of fundraising, which is criticized by skeptical donors, forces non-profits to work a global economic puzzle without all the pieces. How to do business without funds for the cost of doing business is a challenge that can drive non-profits into the ground.
The current model is unsustainable for organizations operating day-to-day in crisis mode. We don’t need more studies to tell us what we already know. What the NGO world needs now is cooperation, vision, and action to get the mission accomplished.