Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Your Non Profit's Playing Field

Have you examined who is on your non profit's playing field lately?

It's logical to consider your board on your playing field. They are the people ensuring the mission and vision of the organization are carried out. But you must also consider who else should be there and either enlarge the field or ask them to step onto the field from the sidelines.

Staff and volunteers are part of the field, although some may feel that they are relegated to the sidelines if they are not invited to be part of the action and decision-making. Ensure that the field has room for everyone's intellectual and creative contributions as well as their community connections. Enlarge your field to ensure your players are helping you achieve your goals.

Laura Mikuska
Mikuska Group

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