Category: Processes & Procedures

Some people think that they when they have processes and procedures in place and written down, that's all there is to it. Not true. Processes and procedures have to be revised as required by the changing landscape in any enterprise.

The Decision-Making Power of Mission Statements

Making Decisions without a Mission Statement is like Steering a Sail Boat without a Rudder. Most groups who don’t have a Vision Statement often don’t have a mission statement either.  They wonder why decision-making is so tedious and, sometimes, riddled with conflict. If they do have a mission statement, the message often is unclear and …

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Why Bother with Vision and Mission Statements?

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Why Bother with Vision and Mission Statements?  Some people think it’s a total waste of time to create a Vision and Mission Statement for a non-profit organization.  After all, doesn’t everybody know why the organization exist? They don’t. Worse – the members of the board, volunteers and staff may not either and act upon their …

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Volunteers – Should You Bother With Them?

Should you bother with engaging volunteers?   What Is A Volunteer? Why do they do what they do? Where do they come from?   Volunteers are unpaid workers, basically.  Why would anyone work for no financial return?  The reasons for volunteering are as varied as the people who volunteer: a reason to get out of …

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