By: Eugene Fram Free Digital Image by Stuart Miles
Now that we’ve moved into December, I’m starting to see a bigger and bigger number of articles on one specific topic – New Year’s Resolutions.
And I came across some interesting numbers.
More than 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions – exceeding the 33% who watch the Super Bowl each year. But as many as 80% of those “self-promises” fail by the end of February, and ultimately only about 8% are actually kept.
There’s a solution, of course. The experts who understand these things – say there’s a much higher likelihood that you’ll stay on your New Year-inspired self-improvement path if you come up with resolutions that are clear, simple, tangible and observable (measurable). The goal, of course, is to create positive impacts for clients.
I have to tell you: Not only did this advice make tremendous sense to me; it also inspired me.
After all, if regular folks can make resolutions and find a path to success, why shouldn’t organizations do the same?
And that’s especially true of all types of nonprofit organizations – which will face one of their most-challenging environments in years in 2019.
So I devised a list of Resolutions every nonprofit leader should consider in the New Year.
And here’s how to do it: (more…)