We all know strategies plan a progress, systems drive the progress, and people transform progress into impactful outcomes. We all know this. Yet business inefficiencies, unavoidable simmering problems, and missed opportunities creep in when nonprofits refine, test, and implement initiatives.
So how are we supposed to effectively fix a community problem when 50% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years, and 70% of acquisitions fail to fully integrate?
And how are we able to impact our communities and create sociocultural shifts when 75% of our nonprofit programs don’t even work at all?
Let’s move from missed opportunities to convincing outcomes, and strengthen your business capacity with an infrastructure and culture ready for the next level. The slightest advantage in your framework can accelerate into bigger, impactful outcomes.
“Organizations that build robust infrastructure—which includes sturdy information technology systems, financial systems, skills training, fundraising processes, and other essential overhead—are more likely to succeed than those that do not. This is not news, and nonprofits are no exception to the rule.” -Stanford Social Innovation Review