May 29, 2013
Nonprofits are built around a cause and work to bring about funding that can help those in need. However, recent research from Deloitte revealed executives and employees believe more can be done to provide a meaningful societal impact.
According to the research, 66 percent of employees and 68 percent of executives stated they don't feel their firms are doing enough to instill in their culture a sense of purpose aimed at sending a positive message to all stakeholders, donors and other funders. By delivering a strong message to all followers, donors and others involved in their organization, nonprofits will demonstrate exactly why they should care about their cause and what they can do to help it.
"Organizations that have a culture of purpose focus on delivering meaningful impact for all their stakeholders – customers, employees and communities," said Punit Renjen, chairman of the board at Deloitte. "Many businesses have made great strides to strengthen their role as corporate citizens. However, our survey suggests that there is still so much more work to do, and that could have a positive long-term impact for companies that do so."
A lack of available resources can often make it difficult for nonprofits to relay their message as loudly and many decision-makers would like. One suggestion would be to apply a narrower view to their potential sources. An article for the Stanford Social Innovation Review stated it's easier for nonprofits to gain the funding they need to go after larger corporations or government assets, than to seek out many different donors.
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