Nonprofits and non-governmental organizations are growing faster than any other organizational domain in the world. However, that has not come without challenges. Relatively recent recessions have made it difficult for some organizations to survive. In addition, for-profit organizations also offer competition. For example, home health care has widely shifted toward more for-profit environments. In turn, cases like this are lessening the need of nonprofits and non-governmental organizations.
Still, there continues to be many growth opportunities for nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. Targeting the right audience and setting clear goals is just a starting point. Having a strategy that includes being able to extend your outreach to clients, volunteers, and potential funders can assist in growth. All factors such as economic, political, historic, cultural, and institutional conditions can have an impact on both growth and decline.
For this Assignment, choose a local nonprofit with which you are familiar.
Provide a brief background of your chosen nonprofit entity using evidence from their publications or any other published materials. Then evaluate the factors, which may include economic, political, historic, cultural, institutional conditions, and changes that contributed to the creation and growth (decline) of the nonprofit organization. Justify your response.