Anticipating the future often requires waiting to see how critical tensions are resolved amid the messiness of social change. In 2018 US-based associations face at least three unresolved questions that will determine the harmony and cohesiveness of organizations and communities.
Not all associations see themselves as agents of social change. For those that do, these three unresolved tensions will demand their attention in 2018. For all associations, the implications will be inescapable, whether they choose to act or react.