Today is July 1st. That means there are only two kinds of nonprofits today: Nonprofits with half the year gone and nonprofits starting a new fiscal year.
Either you have 50% left in the year or you’re starting over. In either case this is a moment to stop and ask yourself some questions:
What is working? What’s not working? How do you know? Where are you now? Where do you want to be? What’s the value of the difference? What are you going to do about it?
Are we going to keep using fragmented systems? Are we going to ignore metrics and benchmarks? Are we going to keep working in silos? Are we going to keep being distracted by shiny objects? Are we going to let bad politics trump good processes?
Are we going to exceed our goals? Are we going to try something different? Are we going to be a leader not a follower? Are we going to engage and inspire? Are we going to celebrate both success and failure? Are we going to be a positive example for others?
Your mission, supporters, staff, and stakeholders all want to know the answers.