Tom Suddes tackles the increasing dissonance between the archaic goals of typical not-for-profits and the realities of business. Suddes challenges us to think differently about these organizations.
Suddes sights Tim Kight’s “Every organization is perfectly designed to get the results they are getting,” and Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” as inspiration for change.
Stop defining in the negative (not- non-); focus on impact.
Let impact drive the income. Change the goal of the organization from fundraising to increasing size and scope of impact.
Ask for whatever it is that you want to accomplish. Just ask for help. Just ask for involvement. Just ask for feedback. Just ask questions.