What Do Nonprofits Stand For? Renewing the nonprofit value commitment (2012) « Listening Post Communiquès « Listening Post Publications « U.S. Publications « Downloads
|Date posted||December 6, 2012|
|Categories||Listening Post Communiquès, Listening Post Publications, U.S. Publications|
|Tags||nonprofit values, lobbying and advocacy|
Listening Post Communiqué #22 | Lester M. Salamon, Stephanie L. Geller, and Chelsea L. Newhouse.
This Communiqué reports on the Listening Post Project‘s survey on nonprofit values. The survey found a widespread consensus that seven values−being productive, effective, enriching, empowering, responsive, reliable, and caring−lie at the core of the nonprofit sector. However, the survey also found that many nonprofit leaders feel that the sector must do a better job of articulating and communicating these values among their stakeholders in the media, government, and general public. In addition to providing the results of this first-of-its-kind survey, this report also puts forth a proposed “renewal strategy” for the sector, to help nonprofits recommit to their core values and to provide a common language for communicating those core values to crucial stakeholders in light of the profound challenges facing the sector around the U.S. today.