Does Your Nonprofit Exist in 10 Years? | npENGAGE

Does Your Nonprofit Exist in 10 Years?

By on Nov 17, 2010


Yes! We're Closed

Does your nonprofit exist in ten years? Not because something bad happened, but because a lot of good has happened.

That’s exactly the plan of the Atlantic Philanthropies. The private foundation plans to plans to spend its remaining $4 billion endowment by 2017.

The Atlantic Philanthropies have made grants totaling more than $5 billion as of December 2009. Their online grant database gives people an interactive and innovative way to see the programs they fund.

It’s a thought provoking concept. What kind of goals would you be setting if they needed to be accomplished in 10 years? Where would you really focus? What would you stop doing? What would you start doing?


Steve MacLaughlin is the Vice President of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits.

MacLaughlin has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in many mainstream publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, The NonProfit Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Bloomberg, and has appeared on NPR.

He is a frequent speaker at events including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), American Marketing Association (AMA), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), Giving Institute Summer Symposium, National Association of Independent School (NAIS), Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Institute of Fundraising National Convention (United Kingdom), Civil Society Conference (Netherlands), International Fundraising Congress (Netherlands), Ask Direct Fundraising Summer School (Ireland), and a keynote speaker at several conferences across the social good sector.

Steve previously served on the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Board of Directors and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University.

He is a frequent blogger, published author of a chapter in the book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities, and is a co-editor of the book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets. His latest book, Data Driven Nonprofits, became a bestseller in 2016.

Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

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