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How to Write a Non-for-Profit Vision Statement

How to Write a Not-for-Profit Vision Statement

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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Yes, You Can Earn Revenue that Has Nothing to Do with Your Mission

A quick look at a nonprofit income stream that can provide you with new revenue. What is earn non-mission revenue? What are its benefits? Challenges? Your peers earn this revenue, do you?

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Added Value Video: Are You In Danger of Mission Drift?

Are You In Danger of Mission Drift? Quick Turn Around!

What is mission drift? How can you avoid drifting away from what’s most critical to your organization? Watch this video to learn the most important questions to ask to avoid mission drift.

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How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?

Are You at Risk of Running Aground Instead of Reaching Your Vision? | How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?

How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?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 stood at the navigation station, desperately searching. My job was to find one flashing every-three-seconds green light at the harbor entrance.

The problem? After dark, Ft. Lauderdale’s ablaze with lights. The consequence of failure? Run aground or be run down by a cruise ship.

Ahead hundreds of lights flashed. Car brakes. Street signs. Tankers, like …

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Surviving Vision Block

Surviving Vision Block: How to Turn Your Crushing Experiences into Wins

Surviving Vision Block 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 skill, one-on-one.  We were working on learning scissor use.

How did I end up flailing on the floor needing assistance?

I had a clear goal for my college volunteering experience: Explore different ways to help people reach excellence.

What I didn’t anticipate were my physical limits. I am what fashion designers call petite …

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Nonprofit Wipe Outs on the Way to Big Dreams: How Visions Clobber Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leaders

Visions matter. Visions are the DNA of success, of monumental change, of dreams–coming true.

Visions inform the world. They energize labor and recruit resources. Moreover, like a tunnel leading to your grand entrance, visions align friends and supporters and their energies in one direction.

However, and you knew this was coming . . .

Visions Can Destroy the work of Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leaders 

How is it possible that your vision, universally perceived as good, might destroy good works? Visions when …

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What’s the Quickest Way to Earn More Revenue?

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I listened to 50 promises. It was the end of a three-day event about earned revenue opportunities. During it, participants heard dozens of inspirational success stories. They learned about the infrastructure behind success. They’d completed plans for their nonprofits. Now with my prompt, they publicly committed to use them.

When it …

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Do You Have the Right Strategy for Sustainable Income?

The other day, after a struggle, I developed a new strategy. A friend commented how excited I was—and the lightness in my being as compared to the days before when I was struggling to find one that would work.

Why is strategy–knowing the best path to your vision now—so energizing?

It empowers you to know that your can achieve your goal.

It works like this:

The right strategy

allows you to

?

Create a plan

that allows you to

?…

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Thank you George, Abraham, Martin, and Lyndon

Martin Luther King. Abraham Lincoln. George Washington. In winter, we remember the birthdays of American leaders. Considering the underside of our history, we have much for which to be thankful. Things might have all turned out much worse.

Washington was the only founding father who freed his slaves. This was no passing gesture. He meant what he said. For more, read Henry Wiencek’s An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America. During the civil war, …

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The Gap Between Now and Your Vision

Finding The Best Strategy to Bridge The Gap

Are you energized by an exciting wonderful vision for your nonprofit? How can you close the gap between where you are now and move to your vision as effectively and as efficiently as possible? With effective strategy, of course.

This Visual, Strategy Options “Hurricane Tracks” gives you a picture of a nonprofit engaged is examining several strategies and the possible impacts of  their choices. It is helpful because:

  • It illustrates that developing
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