As summer comes to a close, the march to 2016 begins. The difference between a successful 2016 and a disastrous one is how prepared you are in 2015 to tackle 2016 in your nonprofit organization.
In strategic decision making for your organization, the question of return on investment typically arises. But, how many times do we ask ourselves, “what is the return on mission?” In a financial sense, a return on investment speaks to what we can expect if we invest dollars in a stock, a business venture, etc.
How do we define relevance and value in our organizations and how do we keep our Boards focused on what matters most?
Bob Harris, CAE The strategic plan is the board’s roadmap or GPS. Nearly every discussion and decision should be framed by the mission and goals. Click “View” to view or download the document. Strategic Planning Article Compilation – Spring 2019View Note: Bob Harris, CAE, provides free governance tips and templates at www.nonprofitcenter.com. He can be…
In a recent Washington Post article (February 2), the market for fast casual food has grown by 550% since 1999! Millennials, the age group of 18-34, are also making up the biggest demographic of the “fan” base of this model because they are finding themselves more strapped for time and money but want quality food with quality service.
If we can’t answer the question of “why” and just reason that it is the way it has always been done, we will never center ourselves as executives.
Nonprofit organizations are only as valuable as the value they provide to their members (customers), period. The rise of technology and the shift in generations has made it difficult to sustain a traditional nonprofit model.
Why is it that year-over-year the priorities of a nonprofit organization change and major planning takes place yet sometimes committees and their composition remain relatively unchanged? It would be the same as leaving the budget unchanged year-over-year regardless of the changes in the organization.
Listening to reports is not the purpose of a board meeting or good governance. A board of directors is assembled to advance a mission or cause, serve constituents and to provide innovative solutions.
Volunteer leaders sometimes mistakenly believe that their goals for the year help to move the organization forward. The problem is, many organizations also have a three-to-five year strategic plan.