A recent headline in Forbes caught my attention: “Looking for Disruptive Nonprofit Opportunities?“ It went on to promise 15 disruptive options. I was all in: 15 different ways to shake things up.
My excitement was short lived, unfortunately, as I read suggestions such as:
-internalize the mission-embrace your core values-let go of underperforming projects--identify a current need you can fill.Seriously? The only suggestion that sounded remotely like it could truly be a disruptive opportunity was to get out of your comfort zone. Either some editor did Read more
When my son was a college junior, his football team won the national championship. Like many sports teams, they had a superstition: tap the rock. As the coach and each player left the locker room to run through the tunnel onto the field, they tapped a rock that had been part of the foundation of the original church on the college’s campus. That is not what allowed them to win the championship, but it did give them a common experience and shared belief and focused Read more