independent sector

National, local leaders discuss trends facing industry, local challenges and wins

Sherri Welch, Crain’s Detroit Business

Nearly 100 local nonprofit leaders gathered Monday at the Detroit Zoo to hear about the most pressing industry trends from Washington, D.C.-based Independent Sector and share the Detroit sector’s challenges and bright spots.

“Threads Detroit” was the second of 14 conversations with nonprofit leaders across the country set to take place between late April and late August.

More than 1 million nonprofits provide for the common good, yet some of these organizations were created in a different time, for a different world, said Independent Sector’s President and CEO Diana Aviv.

“Is the nonprofit world positioned to succeed in a world changing at eye-popping speed?” Aviv asked.