Discuss the potential negative effects of nonprofit professionalization. How do you weigh the potential negatives against the positives that professionalization brings?
In the last 15 – 20 years there has been a major change in how nonprofits staff their organizations to meet their mission. The major change is the large increase in the number of paid staff that are subject matter experts or professional managers. These types of staff bring with them practices and ideas often used in the for-profit sector and apply them to the nonprofit. This phenomenon is know as professionalization.