November 12, 2019
Planning for the future is not primarily about trimming costs or adding a bit of revenue. A strategic sustainability plan involves regularly revisiting foundational questions about your program’s purpose and impact. Sustaining a program is a heavy burden. The program may bring in less money than it spends. Some constituents may question its worth. Additional […]read moreabout How do I make my program sustainable?
October 15, 2019
It is logical to think that water will fix or bring health to dry land. But the conditions of the water and the land determine whether it will bring nourishment or ruin. Unsplash / Red Charlie Before submitting a grant proposal, consider whether it is the right grant for the right organization at the right […]read moreabout When does a grant help an institution?
October 15, 2019
Poet and writer Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros and her daughter, Brooklyn Yesenia Cisneros. Hinojosa-Cisneros says a story can be a thread between generations. Photo by Erasmo Cisneros When the church uses storytelling, it becomes a shared space where each person is a part of history, writes a poet and author. My grandmother tells a story, entirely in […]read moreabout Why storytelling matters
August 6, 2019
Predictability and transparency help people know how to do their work and why decisions have been made. And they set the stage to create a sense of agency, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. We need institutions, and they disappoint us. That puts all of us in a bind. We depend […]read moreabout What makes an institution trustworthy?