Fueled by their sense of entitlement, nonprofits and foundations find plenty to complain about rather than taking the tough steps required to advance their mission...The economic crisis has handed nonprofits and foundations a rare opportunity, maybe a final chance, to stop their sobbing, get rid of their entitlement mindset and build market-driven business models.What do you think--do you agree?
To cope in the real world, nonprofits and foundations need to get real.
Instead of looking to foundations and government to bail them out, nonprofits need to get their own houses in order.
And instead of squealing like stuck pigs over the loss in the value of their endowments, foundations need to dig deeper and invest what is needed to help nonprofit equip themselves to take on the social and global problems they exist to address.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Harsh words from Todd Cohen over at Inside Philanthropy: