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.
A “no” indicates mission drift. Still baffled? Try:
Inoculate Yourself Against the Creep
Do you know the ultimate cure for mission creep? A steady focus on the activities you know will bring your sustainability and more. To identify your best options, determine your income strategy. My book, 7 Nonprofit Income Streams outlines how to create customized strategies. Read the first chapter for free.
Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.
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