Leadership, Strategy & Communications Consulting
At JBL Strategies we are passionate about working with organizations to achieve clear strategic direction, consistent communications and greater results through strong leadership and effective strategies. We provide nonprofits with impactful advisory services and unique leadership training programs customized to an organization’s context so that they achieve long-term sustainability and continuous success.
JBL Strategies’ Vision is that nonprofits in Central Texas succeed in serving their communities.
Read a great article recently asking the question is vision a noun or a verb? https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2018/01/vision-its-verb
The same week I saw this report on nonprofit trends for 2018
The latter piece brought up a question. As one sees most times if an organization has both a vision and mission, which isn’t always the case, the latter is always presented first. My question is if you don’t know where you are headed (big goal, vision, looking to the future) how do you know what you need to do to get there (mission)? In our Strategic Leadership Essentials program www.jblstrategies.com/sle for nonprofit executives we teach that vision (clearly defined strategic direction) should always come first.
These are the words one of our board members shared as they were leaving a recent board meeting. Does this sound familiar? Is this how your board members feel? I hope so, but if not, keep reading…
When we think of Strategic Direction, we’re reminded of a simple quote by Yogi Berra: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” Knowing which path to take when you and your organization reach a fork in the road can mean the difference between success and failure. A well-articulated strategic direction and continuous strategic thinking based on agreed priorities, enables focused implementation and provides a framework for dealing with change.
Fundamental to the sustainability and mission achievement of any nonprofit is the availability of funding and resources. The challenges are finding the balance between short term funding and development of long term relationships, as well as the need to differentiate your organization’s value proposition.
Jane has worked with interns in a variety of different capacities for many years. During that time she realized that the key to successful internship programs for everyone involved was organization. Read Jane’s three part series on how to make internships a win-win for everyone.