Whether charities should be seeking more mergers or better collaborations seems to be a knotty question, but only because we’re looking at it all wrong.
Three years ago I felt like something of a lone voice in championing the commercial opportunity for charities. Now, it feels like awareness and interest is definitely gaining momentum.
Ideas that look great on paper may not look quite so great to your potential customers. So how do you decide when to invest behind new ideas?
A single, harmonious organisational culture is a myth. Subcultures are inevitable, but they don’t have to be a problem if you follow these steps.
If you don’t have the capabilities to deliver your intended strategy, you’ll fail. In the same way, if you don’t have the right culture to deliver it, you’ll fail. And the solution is no different in either scenario.
If all you’re doing in most of your meetings is agreeing to carry on with the current plan, your time would probably be better spent elsewhere.
Most of the charities I work with are having to change, but the thing that most often slows them down, is persuading their passionate long-standing people to embrace those changes
Nobody enjoys closing services, cutting staff, and potentially reducing impact, but if that’s what needs to happen, it can’t be done reluctantly and half-heartedly.
Great leaders create more leaders, not more followers. That’s why the true measure of any leader is in the quality of the team they lead.
When was the last time you stepped right back, took a really hard look at the true purpose of your organisation, your definition of ultimate success, the different end-games you could play to achieve it within the next few years?