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.
Engaging your nonprofit board of directors is key to an organization’s success – is your board onboard the boat or do they ride the bus? Is yours an engaged board of directors or is it an on-going challenge to get them to contribute more than simply turning up for board meetings? If it’s the latter, you are not […]
Do you have the courage to lead or does self-imposed fear restrict your willingness to take on a leadership role? One of my heroes, Nelson Mandela said: “Fear and courage are brothers. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”
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 […]
Which comes first – Vision or Mission? Frankly, why should I care? In our view, vision (clearly defined strategic direction) should always come before mission, because if you don’t know where you are going (desired impact) how do you know what you need to do to get there (mission)?