|Tips For Nonprofit Mission Accomplishment|
|Avoid Chasing the Money|
|Avoid Shiny Objects|
|Avoid Drift-Wood Boards|
|Conclusion - Stay Focused|
BY JIM VANCURA, JANUARY 05, 2012
Is your nonprofit focused on mission accomplishment or are you chasing sustainability at the cost of mission accomplishment? Many, too many in fact, find the challenge of staying on track fraught with distractions and shiny objects that promise sustainability but over time sway nonprofits off track and away from mission accomplishment. In this short, essay we provide pointers and tips to help your organization stay on track with Mission Accomplishment.
If your nonprofit is small and under-resourced, naturally you will suffer from sustainability anxiety. This is a normal transition on the way to mission accomplishment but something that drives nonprofit boards crazy. Small staff resources can aggravate these anxiety pains and feed the temptation to grab the low hanging fruit that surround the nonprofit world. Bottom line, if you want to accomplish your mission objectives, you must stay focused. So, how do you stay focused and sustain your operations at the same time? Let’s explore some of the pit-falls to avoid and look at some tools you can use to stay on track.