It is more blessed to give than to receive. ACTS 20:35The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.HELEN KELLERTo keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.MOTHER TERESAThink of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.JOHN D. ROCKEFELLERNo one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.CHARLES DICKENSDo what you can, with what you have, where you are.THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Secure and retain employmentEarn higher wagesObtain better quality jobsGain better access to state and federal benefits Gain better access to state and federal tax credits
Sound Easy?Is it Simple?
If you dont know where you are going, any road will get you there. Louis Carroll (1832 1898)
We never have time to plan, but we always have time to do it over
There is no silver bullet
Organizational DevelopmentProgram DevelopmentCollaboration & Community EngagementLeadership DevelopmentEvaluation & EffectivenessIncrease sustainability and effectivenessEnhance ability to provide social servicesCreate collaborations to better serve those in need
Denhardt, Denhardt and Aristiguerta (2002)
ManagersLeadersConcerned with mastering routinesConcerned with vision and judgmentAdopt impersonal or passive attitudes toward goalsActive and visionary about the futureExcel in problem and work designSeek out opportunities and take risksWork with people in carefully controlled waysPassionate about their work and likely to cause turbulenceSee themselves as conservators or regulatorsSee themselves as agents of change
Sol LewittApril 2005 Acrylic paintWithout some level of change, there will be no change in results
What Motivates You?
What Motivates You?
Whats Going Right?
What Makes it Right?
How can we apply our strengths elsewhere?
Organizational StagesStructureGrowth IssuesRewardsControl SystemLeadershipFocusLarry Greiner, "Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow," Harvard Business Review, July Aug 1972
An Overall Planning ProcessAssess the SituationSet DirectionFollow UpEvaluateTake ActionKnow where you are and understand the situationKnow where you want to be and figure out how to get thereDo the work, check how well you are doing and be prepared to adjust when things changeReview final performance, learn from the experience, and make things better for next timeValueImportancePrioritiesSol LewittApril 2005 Acrylic paint
Which results will I hold myself accountable for? How will I achieve them? What will the results really cost, and how can I fund them? How do I build the plan I need to deliver those results? Start by rigorously addressing a few interdependent questions:
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. Theodore Roosevelt
Unleashing Performance, Inc.Helping people close the gap between performance and potentialTodd W. Ruopp, Co-Founder407email@example.com 2009, UNLEASHING PERFORMANCE, INC., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
In reality it is a bunch of dots, but together they make up a specific picture.What is the picture youre trying to make in your organization?
So how does all this (your processes), add up to help you accomplish this (your purpose)?
Planning isSeeing opportunities and threats as they present themselvesUnderstanding how they impact your organizationMaking decisions that will help you create a more complete picture
Seeing the big picture is what drives teams to integrated performance.
Integrate: To make whole by bringing all parts together. To unify.Typically how we describe a team
another example of integration
I want you to look, dont say anythingEither you as a leader or your agency may need foundational help to build capacity in:Organizational DevelopmentProgram DevelopmentCollaboration and Community EngagementLeadership DevelopmentEvaluation and Effectiveness
And you do that so your agency can:Increase its sustainability and effectivenessEnhance its ability to provide social servicesCreate collaborations to better serve those in needHow many motivational speakers does it take to changea light bulb? One. But the light bulb has to want to change.
Without some level of change, there will be no change in results Why should you change? What motivates you to do better? Why are you doing this in the first place? (15 minutes)10 minutes: Small groups of three to five participants discusswhy they are involved in the nonprofit sector, their unique nonprofit segment, or specific agency. They are asked to specifically tell the others in the group What motivates them? and What is their passion?5 minutes: Open discussion of participants offering the words they heard in the small groups.Using this PowerPoint break timer
This PowerPoint slide uses images, custom animation, and timing to provide a countdown timer that you can use in any presentation. When you open the template, youll notice that the timer is set at 00:00. However, when you start the slide show, the timer will start at the correct time and count down by 1-minute intervals until it gets to 1 minute. At that point, it will count down in two 30-seconds intervals to 00:00.
To insert this slide into your presentation
Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer. Open the presentation that will contain the timer. On the Slides tab, place your insertion point after the slide that will precede the timer. (Make sure you don't select a slide. Your insertion point should be between the slides.) On the Insert menu, click Slides from Files. In the Slide Finder dialog box, click the Find Presentation tab. Click Browse, locate and select the timer presentation, and then click Open. In the Slides from Files dialog box, select the timer slide. Select the Keep source formatting check box. If you do not select this check box, the copied slide will inherit the design of the slide that precedes it in the presentation. Click Insert. Click Close.Why should you change? What motivates you to do better? Why are you doing this in the first place? (15 minutes)10 minutes: Small groups of three to five participants discusswhy they are involved in the nonprofit sector, their unique nonprofit segment, or specific agency. They are asked to specifically tell the others in the group What motivates them? and What is their passion?5 minutes: Open discussion of participants offering the words they heard in the small groups.Large group discussion - on things in the environment, success stories, positives outcomesLarge group discussion - leadership, right timing, committed donors, clear processes, systems, measurement, etc.Large group discussion How can these known strengths help address community challenges created by the economic downturn? How do you systematize those things so they occur regularly, not just a fluke?Large group discussion What role does having a plan, a design, a way to get all the individual things done in a way that benefits the greater good have in leveraging strengths successfully?What benefit does collaboration have on success?Nonprofit management encompasses many aspects including operations, strategic planning, collaboration and strong leadership. Organizational Management is fundamental to creating an environment that supports continuous improvement of individuals and their organizations to better serve their respective communities.Assess the Situation know where you are and understand the environment Set Direction Know where you want to be and figure out how to get there Take action Do the work, check to see how well you are doing, and adjust when things changeFollow Up Review final performance, learn from the experience, and make things better for next timeEvaluate Make conscious decisions regarding value, importance, and priority of optionsEvaluation occurs throughout the entire processIts about understanding the reasoning behind the decision you make