What is mission creep or drift? A disease that inflicts nonprofits that chase after money. Why is mission creep such a dread disease? You waste energy for short-term gain that you otherwise would invest to gain a sustainable income.
Karen’s Mission Creep Stopper
When you identify a new revenue opportunity, use this question to avoid mission drift.
Helping causes can help you sell more product and services. Do you agree?
Watch this one-minute video for evidence:
It offers multi-layers of benefits including:
Everyone benefits when children read. To get a free game ticket, kids read three books and visit a Sarasota County librarian who stamps their scorecard. The first 100 eager readers score a free t-shirt. If you wear the T-shirt on game day, you get a free baseball cap–the equivalent of a Big League Reader …
Board success is as simple as BDS or Bus, Driver-Navigator, and Speed. Let me explain.
You’ve heard that you need the right people on the bus. Board success is as much as about who as what. “Who” is the right people. You need leaders who are nice. Not friendly people who might lead. Who rides your bus now? Who is getting off the bus? Who stands on the curb to replace them? Stop right now and have an honest …
How to Design Effective Employee-Nonprofit Experiences?
WAM! Embrace the Power of Business Philanthropy
Your employees talk about the experience for months. They gain a sense of pride about what your company contributes to the community. They practice greater generosity with each other at work. They continue their involvement–they mentor, conduct supply drives, and volunteer.
Does this sound like your employee’s response to nonprofit partnerships such as board service, give-back days, sponsorships, etc.? Or, the response you hope for when you join ranks with nonprofits? Either way, …
Guess what a survey of the websites of twenty construction firms revealed about their corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Not much. Half of the companies, selected because of their philanthropy, didn’t share it on their sites.
Even if you’re not in construction, here’s why it’s smart to share your business’ corporate responsibility practices on your website.
Customers. Somewhere between 81 and 94 percent of shoppers, including individuals and businesses, consult websites before purchasing. Unless you’ve decided on anonymity
Their fundraising plan included beautiful graphics and lovely illustrations. It took weeks to develop. The goal was to provide value to the organization. Unfortunately, it was worthless.
Thoughtful fundraising ideas, not beauty, generate valuable plans. To write a useful plan, produce a set of logical, concrete, interconnected steps that show how you will grow revenue. This post outlines how to create a plan that raises the revenue your mission needs and deserves.