Opinion: Nonprofits Aren’t Doing What It Takes to Protect Civil Society in the Trump Era
Party politics and constant Twitter barbs aside, the vast tidal changes in Washington are sweeping away decades of collaboration and interdependence that ties the U.S. government to America’s millions of nonprofits. While the news media is focusing on the latest squalls from the White House, the bigger storm is tracking on a path that may lay waste to the postwar order of nonprofit alliances that have made America a more liberal democracy.
Over the past few months, I’ve spoken to dozens of nonprofit and corporate leaders, philanthropists, foundation chiefs, and fellow consultants and professionals. Since January, there has been one constant thread in all these conversations: fear. . .