Respond to this post!
Metropolitan Ministries is a nonprofit organization that covers six different counties including and surrounding the greater Tampa Bay area. They pride themselves on offering a variety of services for at-risk and homeless families in underserved and impoverished communities. The stakeholders of this organization should be paying attention to any political, social, and economic trends in Florida and throughout the United States. Changes in politics and in the economy can have a huge impact on the organization and that why it is essential that they are acting proactively to situations like this, instead of reactively. Monitoring social trends is crucial because social innovation and social enterprise can help to attract public and private funders throughout the US and the world (Smith & Phillips, 2016). Additionally, it is important that they are keeping track of changes within the community and its ever-changing diversity. Metropolitan Ministries has another project within its organization called the NeighborHope Project which focuses on transforming high-need communities. This project consists of a community council of individuals who share resources, information, and opportunities for improving and enhancing the communities. This is incredibly important because it helps the organization to address immediate needs and provide future opportunities for economic mobility.