That concept — which the King Center articulately differentiates from the idea of the Peaceable Kingdom — should be the ultimate Vision Statement for the nonprofit sector. Whether we are in the business of feeding the hungry, healing the sick, educating children, or creating art … the goal of the nonprofit sector is to build The Beloved Community.
And yet, I believe that we face a systemic dysfunction that prevents us from doing so.
To solve this, I believe that nonprofits need to return to their original purpose: to build The Beloved Community. To do this, we need far more than funding for our missions; we need to build movements that shape culture.
More (much more) to come in the future. In the interim, check out this talk from TEDxAtlanta in which Doug Shipman shares “The Secret to Creating the Beloved Community.”
Originally posted at www.JeremyGregg.com.