Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Embracing change in the non-profit sector – 04/02/12

This week, we get an eagle’s-eye view of the nonprofit sector from Bob Ottenhoff, CEO of Guidestar, an online service where you can find detailed information about your favorite nonprofits. We discuss what’s happening in the non-profit sector, what his concerns are for it, and what opportunities he sees for nonprofits, particularly in light of continuing uncertainty about government funding. He urges nonprofit leaders to see this as a great period of liberation and to embrace change. You’ll be inspired!

Bob is leaving his job later this year after 10 years in that role. During his tenure, he and his staff have made Guidestar a national model for nonprofit sustainability, generating sufficient earned revenues to cover operating costs while still providing most services for free.