A different type of inspiration came my way today.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a Vantage Point workshop about ‘Board Basics’. [more ...]
It started slowly. So slowly, I ignored it until it became a big deal. But my gut was telling me – this just isn’t working.
But they were so nice. They had everything I was looking for and seemed really interested at the start. No, I’m not talking about a great date that just never called again. I’m talking about working with a volunteer that isn’t able to deliver. [more ...]
“All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door”
- John Kenneth Galbraith
This quote is the opening statement in Dan Pallotta’s book Uncharitable: How Constraints on Nonprofits Undermine their Potential. Last week Vantage Point brought Dan Pallotta to Vancouver to share his message with a sold-out room of not-for-profit executives, board members and corporate funders. I was energized by the audible buzz in the room as everyone digested the idea that real progress toward solving social issues may require a new way of thinking about, and investing in, not-for-profits.