There’s an old school saying “When America catches a cold, Black America catches the Flu”.
Well, in the case of Black nonprofit organizations, from here on referred to as Community Benefits Organizations, they’re suffering from pneumonia.
With the economic crash, nonprofits were low on the totem pole of priorities. Now, as most experience an economic recovery, they still haven’t found a place on the priority list.
They’re closing, merging…losing community footing and derailing from authenticity. The relevance of what is uniquely offered by having an ear-to-the-ground approach has been dubbed “lack of capacity” and “fatigued”.
Let’s first give some context to the idea of Community Benefits Organizations.