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Operate with a theory of abundance versus scarcity.

“You can become instantly successful with a simple thought, but long-lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute of every hour of every day.”

– Bryant McGill
Funders consistently look for the biggest impact they can have on their resources. Instead of fighting for your piece of the pie, why not pitch your mission as part of a broader cycle of change and grow the pie?

5 Simple Ways to Start Collaborating versus Competing.

Put legacy first and you will create lifetime supporters.

“Exploring the idea of legacy offers a glimpse not only into human relationships and building strong communities, but also the human spirit.”

– Atul Gawande Being Mortal
Research shows what matters most to people when they look back at their life is how they will be remembered and their impact. In mission-driven work, there is every reason to help those that support your purpose to explore their own. When you have a clearer picture of what legacy they want to leave, you can help them draw the lines of connection to what you do every day. Once you have honored their purpose and their spirit, they will honor yours… for a lifetime.

10 Ways to Honor Purpose and Celebrate Legacy of your Stakeholders.

Treat budget as a guideline, not a hardline.

“Budgeting isn’t about limiting yourself, it’s about making the things that excite you possible.”

– The Financial Diet
In community work, we too often stifle innovation because we feel beholden to the budget our board approved 8 months ago. As a result, we miss opportunities that could create lasting change. When we remember to be flexible in how we balance resources, we leave room for new ideas and possibilities.

3 Creative Ways to Help Your Board Say GO When Your Budget Says STOP.