Hello. Welcome to Part Four of the Four Steps to Building a High Performance Non-Profit. This is the fourth and final piece of this blog series based on the course Four Steps to Building a High-Performance Non-Profit where we will delve into these topics at some length.
Defining the value that you bring to others is to talk about the problems that you solve, and how you go about solving them, who benefits from the solutions that you provide is extremely important that if you really wanna get tractions that you solve problems that matter to people.4 Steps to Building a High Performance Nonprofit
Otherwise, there’s no reason for your nonprofit to exist if you’re not solving problems that are important to people. Just solving the problems is not enough. It’s being able to tell people how you do it, specifically how you do it, how effective you are at it, and why it matters.
Who are the beneficiaries? Well, you’ve got different groups of people. You’ve got those that are directly receiving your services. You’ve got those who are paying for them, like donors and grantmakers, different agencies. You’ve got the communities that your programs are located in.
If you’re running a homeless program, for example, you’re providing the service to everybody in the community, everybody in the city. What do the people in the neighborhood think about what you’re doing? Are the people that are taking your services getting enough? It’s explaining to everybody how you are benefiting each of them in ways that mattered to them.
You’re also talking about why it makes sense to partner with you. When you find people and organizations whose values are congruent with yours, then you can build strong alliances. It’s also an area where you can look at filling some of the gaps we identified all the way back in defining those foundations. Gaps are opportunities. Finding people with complementary skills who are working in the same arena is very good for everyone because everyone’s working to their strengths and no one’s working to their weaknesses or things that they rather not do or things that could be done better by someone.
Collaboration is the engine that multiplies the impact of multiple businesses, non-profits, government agencies, individuals, and everyone who’s working together to make your community a better place and to serve people who are crippled, who are impacted with the direst needs in society.
No one should go without food or shelter. Those are basic human rights. The dignity of being able to prove themselves to work and to learn is something that every human being should be able to aspire to, to grow to become the best person that they can be, to be a maximum benefit to everyone around them.
Communicating that value is important and we’re gonna talk about ways to do that to different audiences in the Four Steps to Building a High-Performance Non-Profit course. So I encourage you to sign up for that course.
I hope you find this blog series useful. We’ll keep an eye on this blog as we attempt to continue to convey information that’s valuable to you, to talk about timely subjects and hear from you, to hear what matters to you, what you’d like to improve, and how you would like to grow.
This is your non-profit possibility engineer, Russ Dennis, signing off, thanking you for joining this blog series. And I hope that you will look at the Four Steps to Building a High-Performance Non-Profit course so that you can take that and move your non-profit in the direction you wanted to go and so that you can impact more and more people who need your services.
This is Russ Dennis signing off.
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