Strategic thinking is even more crucial in these uncertain times. There are some immediate questions for an organization’s board and executive staff to be asking now, the most important of which in my view is “So What?” If you can’t answer “so what?”, leaders need to go back to the drawing board.
Many nonprofits are busier than ever as they respond to Covid-19 but don’t necessarily have the strategic tools in place to deal with the enforced change. Those that take extra time to respond strategically will come out stronger on the other side.
Mission and values, when applied properly, become key ingredients for nonprofits’ attaining financial success, whether in an emergency like Covid-19 or not. Austin-based finance and operations consultant for nonprofits Sean Hale presents the second in his 3-part series on the habits that nonprofits can use to address financial challenges now.
Nonprofit leaders, STOP, don’t cancel your planned events, at least not before you’ve explored the benefits of going ahead with a creative alternative on that same date. There are many potential upsides to consider.
Integrating the three Strategic Leadership Essentials – leadership, strategy and communication – can enable an organization to accomplish its mission. Obvious as this may seem, it requires intentional work by its leaders to achieve this combination.
Getting Your Nonprofit Board on-board is key to an organization’s success. Is your board onboard the boat or are they riding the bus? This is a constant issue raised by nonprofit board leaders, CEOs and EDs. What’s the solution?