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.

Author
Karen Eber Davis

Before founding her firm, Karen Eber Davis developed the Sarasota County Community Development Block Grant Program. Under her leadership, this infant program received the National Association of Counties National Affordable Housing Award for the Down Payment Assistance Program. To date, the program helped over 1,800 families realize their dreams of homeownership. She also worked with the City of Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, where she developed the division’s first audit program. In an earlier position at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tampa, she organized senior, youth, and children groups plus family activities. Her youth staffing work with the Florida Synod of the Lutheran Church in America supported youth ministries in 120 congregations in Florida.