Stop Taking Tiny Steps When Large Ones Are Needed

Two woman looking at a computer screen.In a book about companies that survive for hundreds of years,  The Living Company, author Aries de Geus recognized that enduring companies “reacted early rather than later, by foresight rather than catch-up.”


Here’s an example to consider:
Instead of laying staff off during the Great Recession, Steven Koch made two salary cuts at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. He made one 5 percent cut at the end of the first quarter when their income fell below expectations. Less than a year later, he enacted the second cut of 9 percent. “I wish I had done it sooner and at a higher percentage.”


Despite this hindsight, Koch emerged from the recession with his staff intact. Many nonprofits did not.


Be bold. Take giant steps.


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Would you like to know more about taking bold steps now, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you and you’re nonprofit, take the giant steps you need to succeed now.

Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis Consulting guides executive directors and CEOs to generate the resources, boards, and support they need to make remarkable progress on their missions. As the award-winning thought-leader, advisor, and founding principal of Karen Eber Davis Consulting, Karen helps nonprofit leaders get answers, generate revenue, and grow their mission. Davis is known for her innovation and practicality based on her work with or visits to over 1,000 nonprofit organizations and her experience leading board and team events. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.