5 Strategies to Take Your Organization to the Next Level

5 Strategies to Take Your Organization to the Next Level

Not all organizations can go-to-scale, but all organizations have inflection points when getting to the next level is appropriate—or even imperative. The term “next level” is generally associated with an organization’s lifecycles, moving from one stage to another like...
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...
What is Your Strategic Position?

What is Your Strategic Position?

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, in 2009 there were more than 1 million 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States. This staggering number represents a 60% increase since 1999. In such a large field, how does your organization...
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...

The Meaning of Strategic

I am always amazed how frequently the word “strategic” is used – especially when it is used to describe plans, decisions, and actions that actually aren’t very strategic! In part, this happens because strategic is a buzzword. But, it also seems that many people...