Nonprofits in jeopardy: Can better branding help?
Hayes Roth is chief marketing officer of Landor Associates.
“Financial crisis will kill nonprofits.”
So read a headline during the memorable fall of 2008—just one more piece of bad news underscoring the domino effect of a global market meltdown. Paul Light, professor of public service at New York University, predicted in this same article that “at least 100,000 nonprofits will be forced to close their doors in the next two years.”1
The shock waves in the nonprofit world are now in abundant evidence as charitable giving becomes an easy target for...