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.
Board engagement or lack thereof, is a constant frustration for nonprofit leaders. Having a strong, committed board of directors is often crucial to the ongoing success of a nonprofit. As a team, they bring many skills and experience to support the organization’s leadership in carrying out their mission. So what’s the problem?