The non-profit sector should think of itself as in the midst of a lengthy calm before a horrific storm. All the charities and foundations in the country are a small beach community, and a major storm is heading its way. But instead of only three or four days warning, the community has several months or even a year or two to get ready for the onslaught.
This analogy seems to work well to describe Congress' steady and highly visible progress toward the most comprehensive reform of the non-profit sector since 1969.
In the meantime, we should make hay while the sun shines and batten down the hatches we know about.