In a statement, Lee Sherman, (the new CEO of the National Human Services Assembly, a coalition of more than 80 nonprofits), noted key challenges he expects to grapple with as head of the coalition: a growing demand for social services coupled with limited resources and a pervasive lack of political support for aiding the needy.
The group, he stated, "must respond to the voices of fear and recrimination that are all too prevalent in our public discourse."
To that end, he expressed enthusiasm for the organization’s Reframing Initiative, an effort launched last year to help human-service providers and advocates explain their work and the complex issues it addresses more effectively.
The Reframing Initiative, he said, "is the single best tool today for changing the conversation."
--Excerpted from Philanthropy Today