What’s your ‘moonshot’?

Envisioning a bold future and then mentally ‘walking back’ from the future, imagining what would be required to reach that vision, can literally change the world or your organization’s path forward.

In 1961, John F. Kennedy in a speech to the United States Congress challenged the country to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Fast forward to July 1969 and America accomplished this seemingly impossible goal. The term ‘moonshot’ was born.

More

Which comes first – Vision or Mission?

Which comes first – Vision or Mission? As one sees most times if an organization has both a vision and mission, which isn’t always the case, the latter is often 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)?

More

Strategic Direction – Why does it matter?

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.

More

Step Back to Fundraising Success

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.

More