Hi, this is Russell Dennis, your non-profit possibility engineer. This blog series is entitled Four Steps to Building a High-Performance Non-Profit.
4 Steps to Building a High Performance Nonprofit
What exactly are those steps? Well, that’s what we intend to cover. High-performance organizations are made up of teams that are effective, teams that understand why they’re doing what they’re doing, and teams that have an action plan for getting that done. These teams also know how to measure everything that they do, and can communicate the value that they bring to all of the multiple audiences that they serve.
Four Steps to Building a High-Performance Non-Profit is something that I put into my new course that you can sign up for below,
but I’m providing this series on the blog, just to give you an overview of exactly what we mean by Four Steps to Building a High-Performance Non-Profit. Like many other things, it’s actually quite simple. However, there are a lot of moving parts, and if it was easy I think more organizations would do it. But here’s the advantage that you have that some other organizations don’t have. That is you. In the Four Steps to Building a High-Performance Non-Profit series, we’re going to talk about things that go into why you do what you do, and help you determine why you do what you do. The things that are most important, who you serve, what it is that you want to get done, and what you have on hand to get that done.
So, that first piece will be defining your foundation.
The second piece of my building high-performance nonprofits is building effective action plans,
is looking at those things that are most important for you to accomplish, and creating a system so that you’re not overwhelmed, so that you’re focusing on the most important thing, and you’re breaking those tasks down to things that can be accomplished day by day, so you don’t waste time on activities that don’t increase your value.
The third piece, staying on track, talks about measuring everything you do, that’s organizationally and programmatically. Not just your operations, but all the services and products that you provide to create impact in the lives of the people you serve.
Finally, defining the value you create, is talking about what’s important to the multiple audiences that you’ll be serving as a non-profit leader. They start with everything from the people getting direct services from you to people who are paying for those services. Knowing what’s most important to them and building the relationships with people who are most in alignment with you, create more opportunities to partner with others in your community to create success and change lives.