August 5, 2019
Fighting Fires with Vision

Only you can prevent nonprofit fires! When you became a nonprofit leader, who knew that so much of your work would involve putting out fires?[…]

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April 15, 2019
Not Just a Wall Placard: How to Use Your Vision Every Day

Your vision. You struggle writing it word by word. When you finally get it right, you display it on your website, grants, and brochures. You[…]

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April 4, 2019
How to Write a Great Mission Statement (Video)

Are you struggling to find the right words to convey your mission? This video will help you to craft a unique mission statement for your[…]

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March 14, 2019
How to Write a Nonprofit Vision Statement-Video

Writing a not for profit vision statement is an exercise of the head and heart. You need a compelling, exciting, and realistic picture of your future. Listen to this video to get some quick tips to get you started to write an inspiring vision statement for your nonprofit organization.

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March 7, 2019
What is a Nonprofit Vision vs Mission? Video

What’s the difference between a nonprofit vision vs. mission? You may be completely clear about the difference, but many nonprofit board and staff members get[…]

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October 15, 2018
2 Hard-boiled Eggs & the Importance of Value Ranking

Behind five travelers and their roll-aboards in Hudson News in the Denver airport, two hard-boiled eggs sat in a refrigerator case. After jiggling to the[…]

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July 23, 2018
Are You at Risk of Running Aground? The Power of Vision

It was a dark and clear night. We were ending a Bahamas cruise in a 40-foot motor sailor. The captain sat at the wheel. I[…]

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July 9, 2018
Vision Block: How to Turn Crushing Experiences into Wins

I was pinned under a 200-pound guy, and he had scissors. The volunteer assignment was simple: help a young man with developmental disabilities to learn a new[…]

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June 25, 2018
How Visions Clobber Nonprofit Leaders

Visions matter. They are the DNA of nonprofit success. Visions inform the world. They energize labor and recruit resources. Moreover, like a tunnel leading to your grand[…]

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July 24, 2014
How to Collect Mission Stories to Inspire Donors, Funders, and You

“It’s hard to get staff to share stories.” Glenda Leonard, Development Director at the Salvation Army, said, “We’ve even made it part of their annual[…]

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