Archive for September, 2010

Flat vs Spiky

Posted: September 1, 2010 in Bubba posts

Today (in Ohio) we’ll discuss the evolution of America’s nonprofit sector. Those who study networks, social media and “technology” will argue that nonprofits are becoming more global while others will argue that nonprofits have never been more local. I think we’ll find that the sector is both getting more global and more local and that the really interesting question is how to govern nonprofits in such a world and what policy makers, foundations etc. can do to ensure that the sector continues to progress. The question whether the world is getting flatter or more spiky do have different policy implications for how to address social problems. Tom and Joe discusses the issue of flatness here.