Leverage Your Capacity. Maximize Your Impact.

Leverage Your Capacity. Maximize Your Impact.

You already know that making an impact requires capacity. Without enough capacity, you are sitting in the driver’s seat with lots of exciting places to go, but no gasoline,… or engine. But if you want to really leverage that capacity and increase your...
Identity – The Win

Identity – The Win

Any model of organizational life stages shows that, following a period stability or maturity, organizations reach a point where they must renew or decline. After nearly 20 years serving over 675 nonprofit organization and public agency clients, we reached one of these...

Applying the Integrated Strategy: Part 3 – Capacity

This series of posts provides an overview of how A New Integrated Strategy for Success and Sustainability: The Impact Model applies to the unique issues and challenges of land trusts engaged in working lands conservation. In this post, we will look at how the third...

Applying the Integrated Strategy: Part 2 – Constituents

In my first post we explored how the first core component of the The Integrated Strategy for Success and Sustainability: The Impact Model – identity – applies to the unique issues and challenges of land trusts engaged in working lands conservation. In this post, we...

Applying the Integrated Strategy: Part 1 – Identity

Some portion of land trusts have always focused on working lands – such as active farmland or forests – because it is part of their mission and conservation strategy. However, land trusts that have historically not had such a focus are looking to add working lands to...
Planning is not Strategy

Planning is not Strategy

Planning is Comfortable. Strategy isn’t. I am a big fan of the Harvard Business Review. Sometimes its articles make me feel cynical; others make me exclaim in delight. But “The Big Lie of Strategic Planning,” by Roger Martin in the January-February 2014 edition...