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Impacts on Governance Design for Nonprofit Organizations

Impacts on Governance Design for Nonprofit Organizations

Ontario Nonprofit Network

December 14, 2021

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There are eleven broad trends and forces that arc through the nonprofit ecosystem. Many of these are familiar because they have been signals of change for over a decade; yet the COVID-19 pandemic has made the call to action even louder. These trends and forces are urgent and game-changing for the design of governance, and converge to create six impacts that shape nonprofit organizations’ governance design – its culture, people, processes and structures. This resource enables nonprofit leaders to proactively respond to the impacts by reflecting on how they play out in their own organization’s governance – or should in the future. From the Ontario Nonprofit Network.