I spoke some time ago about The Suddes Group’s thinking that we should call our organisations For Impact as opposed to Non Profit (read the article I wrote called Bad Launguage here). So I was interested to read earlier this week on the AFP Blog a piece by Enid Ablowitz talking about the same topic.
Ablowitz remarks that:
They used to be called charities………Now, some are suggesting calling them public-benefit corporations or public-benefit enterprises.
What I found really interesting was this:
(they) employ more than 9 million people and have a volunteer, unpaid workforce equivalent to nearly 14 million more
- What if they no longer existed? What would happen if people stopped giving and the nonprofit, non-government organizations were not able to do what they do?
- What impact might that have on communities, society, or even global viability? How do these organizations affect our lives?
- Imagine if government taxation was the only source of funding and there were no volunteers
Really great questions.
In a time when we are reading articles about how a recession is going to affect fundraising we need to remind ourselves and then our donors of the impact we have. We need to demonstrate our value and really make an impact
Read the full Ablowitz article here