Silos and road blocks are common themes in nonprofit organizations. What may appear to be internal or external boundaries or limitations can often be potential opportunities for greater collaboration. Stepping back and intentionally identifying the synergies across departments within your organization and/or between your organization and its partners can produce significant, positive results.
An effective and engaged nonprofit Board of Directors (BOD) can help take an organization to a visionary level. Ensuring it is well-managed and intentionally structured is key.
Boat or bus – how does your board of directors ride? Is yours an engaged board or is it a constant challenge to get them to contribute more than just turning up for board meetings? This is a constant issue raised by nonprofit CEOs and EDs. What’s the solution? Most importantly do you have the right people on board and do they understand their roles and responsibilities?
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.
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…