Wednesday, September 28, 2011
BIG's Blog: Moving in the right direction
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route for success.” -Stephen A. Brennan
Executive leaders are the driving force behind a healthy organization. They are focused and devoted to do whatever it takes to ensure organizational performance is at its best. Clearly defined goals are required in order to achieve success.
The goal for nonprofits today should be to look at the current business and fundraising plans and determine where change is essential. Don’t let changing dynamics of the industry affect your mission’s success. Whether setting an organizational or individual’s goal, remember to be “SMART”.
Paul J. Meyers, “Attitude Is Everything,” defines SMART as Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Tangible. Defining these steps in your plan will help attain most goals as long as the timeline is realistic.
Seek outside assistance if the organization needs direction to get started on this process. An outsider’s perspective may identify potential opportunities overlooked by management.
"Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive." -Robert H. Schuller
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