The Next Industrial Revolution?

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The Next Industrial Revolution?

When the Industrial Revolution happened, we saw shifts in how people worked. New machinery allowed for efficiencies, and the assembly line created the management style we in many ways still use today.

But with the dawn of the internet, a booming technology industry, and the rise of the millennial workforce, there have yet again been dramatic shifts in the tools and working styles used to get things done. We’ve seen this in the nonprofit sector, both in our own organization and in the thousands of organizations we help each year. With limited resources, many of us struggle to keep pace and wonder how we might evolve with the changing times.

At the 501(c)onference two years ago, Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson talked to us about designing the future we want to live in.

conference reportAt last year’s conference, Heather McLeod Grant, author of Forces for Good, showed us the 5 key next practices we must make to be successful in today’s world.

And so we must ask ourselves – Do we want to keep building the same way? Will assembly-line management work in 2016? In 2020? In 2050?

Those are questions we are going to tackle at this year’s 501(c)onference. This year we’re asking you to join us in thinking differently.

The conference will start off with a Design Thinking Lab, where a diverse group of creative thinkers and imaginative leaders from across sectors will team up to solve complicated problems by experimenting with new ways of thinking.

Day two and three are packed with examples of how the world is changing and how we can successfully evolve. Experts will discuss changes we can expect in the near future; breakout sessions will cover tactical ways to drive change; and there will be opportunities to network with your peers.

Attendees can expect to be challenged, stretched, and asked to continue thinking about how they and their organization can evolve long after the conference is over.

Will you join the evolution?


Find out what we learned last year in our 2015 501(c)onference report.

Learn more about this years conference.