Nonprofit organizations continue to play a key role in supporting their members, but in such times, and more than before, they are struggling to maintain their donors, raise more funds and scale their positive impacts. 2020 confirmed that nonprofit organizations should look to create new ways to solve issues and scale their impact. In this article, we will address the key points that can help NGOs develop and supercharge growth to better support their stakeholders.

A disruptive NGO is an organization where the decision-makers operate from growth and exponential mindsets. Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychologist and professor, in the Harvard Business Review, clarified the difference between a growth mindset and being open-minded: "Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset." In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, she also offers a practical framework to approach goals and succeed in a healthy way with less anxiety and stress.

One of the great approaches to disruption starts with cultivating a team with diverse perspectives: ages, functional areas, technical expertise, industries, cultures and genders. Creativity is also a crucial element, with skills required ranging from cognitive flexibility, problem-solving, critical thinking, curiosity and communication. Leadership should aim to lead their team during brainstorming to help facilitate the process. Overall, nonprofit leaders should consider investing more in coaching their collaborators to develop critical thinking and curiosity. They should be more open to outside ecosystems, not simply consultants or competitors, to challenge their way to do things.

Disruption is an opportunity to solve traditional issues related to donors and funds and reach more people for the purpose. Nonprofit organizations are doing critical work to better support their members and stakeholders. Nonprofit leaders should aim to scale their positive impact to bring more light to more lives.

Read the full article about disruption in the nonprofit sector by Dr. Lobna Karoui at Forbes.