Nonprofit Quarterly leaves out the power of creativity from it’s predictable predictions.
Considering Nonprofit Quarterly’s influence, maybe they needed to break out of the box and set an example in the New Year, rather than be so predictable themselves?Last week, The Quarterly tweeted out a link to its beginning-of-year analysis, “Ch-Ch-Changes: Nonprofit Sector Predictions for 2013.”
It was just what you’d expect. Couldn’t they have attempted the unexpected? Couldn’t they have been more original and updated than creating an article title inspired by a song from 1971?
Squelch those depressive scenarios
Most of the article’s content hovered around a bunch of deeply depressive scenarios caused by the budget shortfalls of a stressed economy. They mentioned cuts in government grants and allocations, donor funding, corporate responsibility—all the predictable predictions we could now write ourselves, with our eyes blindfolded.
They tried to balance the dire with a few quotes from people citing the upbeat. But overall, you walked away wanting to pull the covers over your head on New Year’s Day, and every day after.
Thank you Nonprofit Quarterly. Happy New Year to you, too.
Let’s talk about possibility
No one’s got the magic Tarot cards. Everything happens in this world to derail predictions. Instead, the Revolution wants to talk about possibility. Being driven by possibility is how we turn a situation around. Possibility is connected to creativity, which is connected to risk, which is connected to critical thinking, which is connected to energy, which is connected to hope, which is connected to change, which is connected to success. Which is all in the spirit of being very American. Or has the economy done us in so badly, that we have lost our way?
Seize the Conversation!
The Revolution is fighting this acceptance and malaise. This is why it will be moving forward in the next few weeks with Seize the Conversation as its banner. Seize the Conversation is possibility. It is the way for nonprofits to promote their spirit, grab the attention, market the cause, and break through. Seize will change how nonprofits view and implement their marketing, instigating a creative and strategic positive disruption strategy throughout their entire organization and the sector. The collaborative idea-based nature of Seize the Conversation will challenge everyone to think differently. Seize will create the possibilities that produce results and defeat the dire predictions. Seize is where the energy will be.
New website. New blog
Our message, content, look, design and implementation will be sharpened, thrusting Seize the Conversation into the front lines of the Revolution.
In mid-January, the new NonprofitRevolutionNOW.com website and blog will appear, vibrantly explaining and demonstrating how you can Seize the Conversation and defeat the predictions.
It’s 2013. What do we want this year to look like? One that fulfills drab predictions? Or one that Seized the Conversation and created possibility that changed everything, way beyond just ch ch’ing along.
Make your first comment of the New Year below.
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