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.
Strategic Leadership Essentials comprise leadership, strategy and communication, which combined together enable an organization to accomplish its mission. Obvious as it may seem, it is unlikely an organization will be successful unless the leader or leaders know where the organization is going, what it wants to achieve, who the various stakeholders are and have clear […]
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 […]
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? In our view vision (clearly defined strategic direction) should always come first. If you don’t know where you are going (big goal, looking to the future) how do you know what you need to do to get there (mission)?