Over the past decade we have been helping nonprofit organizations design strategy, business models, and implementation methods to align to the future. We are entering a period of massive disruption to all nonprofit sectors, and the pace of change is accelerating. The landscape of all nonprofit sectors is changing, which is being driven by two major disruptors: Consolidation and Technology.
Consolidation: Regionalization, partnerships, mergers, collaborations, shared services, synergies, networked approaches, joint ventures, and many other types of concepts that bring nonprofits, municipalities and private organizations together is becoming a necessity for survival and achieving greater mission impact. Consolidation is being driven as a result of market saturation, donor demand, cost savings, talent scarcity, greater capacity demands, succession planning, and the support of struggling nonprofits.
Technology Disruptors: Robotics, automation, big data, shared systems, IT systems, applications, and data management are all changing the business models of many sectors. These technologies are driving discussions around improved service, customer centric service, and the ability to customize experiences, while evaluating those for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Both of these disruptors will require strong leaders to move their organizations forward to align to the future and ensure relevance. The transformation of business models and strategy will be significant and necessary, so do not wait to start having discussions about these disruptors and how to position your organization.