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The Disruptive Forces project was launched in 2011 with the report, Disruptive Forces: Driving a Human Services Revolution. The report:

  • Identifies six disruptive forces that may fundamentally change and transform the nonprofit human services sector
  • Creates a vision for the sector during the next 3-5 years
  • Highlights suggested actions to preserve quality services within the boundaries of anticipated fiscal and other challenges

The report is now the foundation of the Disruptive Forces in Action project, which includes new webinars and case studies that feature ways members and others in the sector are responding to the Disruptive Forces.

Disruptive Forces in Action is made possible through a generous gift from Alliance for Strong Families and Communities member Consuelo Foundation in Honolulu.

Disruptive Forces in Action

  • Case Studies. Written and video case studies that showcase the innovative ways Alliance members and others in the sector are harnessing the six Disruptive Forces.
  • Snapshots: Disruptive Forces in Action. The Alliance held TED-inspired talks at the 2013 Alliance National Conference that featured organizational leaders who have transformed and adapted their approach in response to the six disruptive forces.
  • Alliance for Children & Families Magazine Articles. Feature articles from the Alliance's magazine delve into the forces and show how members are taking action.
  • Presentation. Access the slide presentation used by Alliance staff to discuss Disruptive Forces in depth at events throughout the country

The Report

From the Launch

  • Audio from Report’s Release. The initial report was released at the Alliance and UNCA 2011 National Conference in Washington, D.C. Audio is available from the Oct. 17 opening keynote presentation and provides a high-level overview of the report.

  • Driving a Revolution Magazine Article. An article from Issue 4 – 2010 of the Alliance for Children & Families Magazine explains how the report can be used for strategic thinking, planning, and acting.

    An accompanying podcast features Polina Makievsky, senior vice president of knowledge, leadership, and innovation at the Alliance, and Monica Modi Dalwadi, director at Baker Tilly. The two discuss key aspects of the report, why it was developed, and how it can be a resource to the field.

Contact the Alliance Evaluation and Research Services Department with questions or for more information.

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