OpEd: Nonprofits and the Market

ecarsonGreetings from DC, where I’m finishing up an intense week-long program at the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown University.  I just came across this editorial in yesterday’s SF Chronicle written by Emmett Carson, Ph.D., the CEO and President of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. This article, Remaking the Nonprofit Landscape, ties together a number of the issues that this Georgetown program addresses: planning, strengthening nonprofits and the sector as a whole, and capitalizing on opportunities afforded by the economic downturn and the responsive Recovery Act stimulus funds. In short, “allowing the market to work,”  Dr. Carson writes, “will be faster and more cost-effective than promoting mergers. In the long run, it will result in a healthier nonprofit system, one that can deliver effective services and be sustained with fewer resources.” Check it out. What do you think?

Photo of Emmet Carson from siliconvalleycf.org.

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