No magic needed. Vision can be bold.

Strategy is creative. Yes, it has to do with getting from Point A to Point B. How about if your Point B was about a big vision? Instead of getting lost in current problems, think instead about what could be. Think positively. Dream expansively. Why can't best practices be about your organization? Instead of following, take the lead. John Haydon tweeted about this great video from Hildy Gottlieb. She asks the question: What does it take to create a healthy, vibrant world? Gottlieb … [Read more...]

Mission Statements can be like Tattoos

A mission statement could be like that. It can grow stale over time and not attract donors like it used to do. It may date itself by word choices. Sometimes your mission grows and you add new programs but your statement remains the same. Your mission statement is the start of creating good strategy. It’s on the first page of your web site or on the sidebar of your blog. It tells people what you do and how you do it. It reflects the need you want touch. The words are a call to discover more … [Read more...]