As the United States presidential election season is amping up, people across the country are becoming more politically motivated and many express interest in serving a political campaign in some capacity. Others express interest in engaging in political activism within their own organizations or even establishing organizations with the intention of influencing public opinion.
When we think about working for a specific “cause” or engaging in civic work or engagement, our focus oftentimes extends as far as the boundaries of our cities or states. Indeed, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and to do great work in your own area, but, isn’t there something that is especially intriguing about the exotic? Do you ever dream about traveling to new and interesting places? How about interacting with foreign peoples who are excited to share their unique cultural experiences and differences with you?
There has never been a better time to be associated with a nonprofit organization! As third-sector organizations continue to grow and as more people are putting their passions into action, the demand for related services continue to increase. However, with continued growth and success come new challenges that organizations, professional staff, volunteers, and even target populations must contend with. In this post, we’ll explore three of the major trends that third-sector organizations — and those who are interested in them — should follow closely in the near future.