Going For Impact: A Non-Profit Blueprint For the Second Half of the Year
By Eugene Fram Free Digiatl Image
For organizations and individuals, the end of the calendar year is the traditional planning period – the time used for self-assessment, strategizing and putting in place “game plan” for improvement and growth for the 12 months to come.
For many nonprofits, June 30th is the end of the fiscal and planning year. Yet the blueprint also offers the same opportunities to focus on improvement and growth.
But in today’s volatile, hyper-competitive and uncertain environment, this one-a-year exercise isn’t enough.
It just isn’t. Especially for nonprofits. And their boards of directors.
Here’s the good news: The year’s midpoint – upon us now – is a great point for an interim review. It’s a good time to review your game plan. Develop a vision goes beyond reviewing current budget projections against actuals and other compliance requirements.
I have identified five areas of focus – the last being a kind of “action plan” you can use to implement what’s of interest. Adopting just one of the many suggestions can yield a substantial return on investment. They are:
- Your Leadership
- Your Talent Pool
- Your Fundraising
- Your Impact Data
- Your “Fix-It” Points