Donnie Maclurcan, a facilitator, author and social entrepreneur, is passionate about all things not-for-profit. Originally from Australia, he moved to Ashland, Oregon, in 2013, from where he runs the Post Growth Institute, exploring how we accelerate the shift to a thriving, prosperous society within ecological limits. As a consultant, Donnie has helped more than 400 not-for-profit projects start, scale and sustain their work, while his own initiatives include developing the Offers and Needs Market process, and co-creating: Free Money Day, the Post Growth Alliance, the (En)Rich List, Cascades Hub, and Project Australia. An Affiliate Professor of Social Science at Southern Oregon University, a Distinguished Fellow with the U.K. Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, an Associate with the Australian-based Institute for Sustainable Futures and a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, Donnie holds a Ph.D. in social science, with his research having explored nanotechnology’s implications for global inequality. He is currently completing his third book: How on Earth: Our future is not for profit.
Donnie’s Monday Session:
Sustainability — How to Thrive in an Ever-Changing World
We have entered the Not-for-Profit Century. Purpose-driven businesses that circulate their profits are increasingly understood as an antidote to economic instability, social discontent and ecological devastation. Not-for-profit organizations that make the most of this opportunity will have a distinct focus on how they communicate their work, how they generate income, and how they nurture their workforce. In this fast-paced, participatory session, explore how applying asset-based approaches, lean entrepreneurship and sociocratic organizing can increase your organization’s resilience in an ever-changing world. This session is for nonprofit leaders seeking to boldly take their organizations where few have ventured.
Presented by Donnie Maclurcan, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Post Growth Institute and an Affiliate Professor of Social Science at Southern Oregon University