Mission-Minded March

Mission. Vision. Strategy. Goals. Objective. Purpose.  The management “science” of strategic planning tosses these words about like ingredients in a chopped salad.  DIfferentiating the terms can be confusing but together they describe what you do, why you do it and how you are going to get it done. Although it is more art than science,…

The Risk of the Volunteer Model

We are fortunate that volunteering is part of our culture.  People are generous with their time and expertise.  Volunteers cheerfully spend countless hours in the schools, nonprofits, business community and even government contributing to the greater good. It all works just fine until volunteers become essential to core operations. When the unpaid help becomes a…