Does your nonprofit make a difference,
or simply talk about making a difference?
It’s a simple question with a not-so-simple answer.
It’s the type of question that every nonprofit board member dreads because of what the answer implies.
Most nonprofits love the idea of helping people.
They know their purpose is to make the world a better place. They know that when they succeed in their goals, more people get served and more lives get changed.
Yet despite their lofty goals, many nonprofits fail to have the impact they set out to have.
Many nonprofits just get by, finding themselves stuck in survival mode, gridlocked in self-created red tape and leaving them destined for mediocrity.
Which would be fine if they were an ordinary business simply trying to make a profit. It’s disastrous when it leaves those in need without the help the nonprofit promised to provide.
It’s time to wake up, people.
You’ve got to think bigger.
We’ve got work to do.
It’s time to remember that a nonprofit is not about the people running the organization. It’s not a kingdom where ego rules.
Put another way…It ain’t about you. It’s about the people you are trying to serve.
The truth is that there are lives hanging in the balance.
The truth is that there are families who need your help.
Communities who need your support.
And if you’re serious about making a difference, it’s time to stop talking about what you want to accomplish and start down the path towards actually achieving it.
That means getting clarity for your vision.
Getting the support to bring that vision to life.
Getting the money needed to fully fund your dream
and letting go of anything else that gets in the way.
Because when you have the funds to support your vision… when you are able to achieve your goals … then you can become the type of nonprofit that others use as a model to aspire to.