For charities that are accustomed to operating on donations and one time grants, the allure of stable (annualized) government funding is strong. And while that stable government funding often reduces worry about sustainability, agencies must remember that this is not “free” money. Agencies seeking this stable funding source should be... read more →
Nothing in this world is free … Just remember everything comes with a price. -Gabriela Barnard-
Imagine Canada has looked at the questions of sustainability for themselves. This blog by Bill Harper provides the framework used by Imagine Canada that can be adopted by your board of directors. Please see: Sustainability Planning: Spending Money to Make Money. The good news is that there is significant recognition... read more →
How many times have you heard “if I ran my business the way you ran your not for profit…?” The fact is that a non-profit organization (NPO) is not like a business. In business, the primary goal is making money. The definition of success is profit. However in an NPO... read more →
"The biggest concern for any organization should be when their most passionate people become quiet.” Tim McClure
For a great article on achieving individual board member alignment on your mission, please review Mike Burns’ article “The Theory of Change: A Tool for Bringing Board Members Together” For a longer read, Jane Jacobs’ “Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics” uses a... read more →
Do not allow your inner doubts to keep you from achieving what you can do. Lolly Daskal The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Greatness
For more information on the Imposter Syndrome please visit Forbes Magazine.