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See Early, See More, See Further

Link: Collaborations and Partnerships: My Non-profit Journey (Sofia Crisp)

Each new stage of a non-profit organization’s growth requires, I feel, a strategic re-channeling of the organization’s energy. Quite simply, the startup vision which allowed the non-profit to take root, and emerge as a viable venture, can lose its impact once the organization is up and running. I’ve seen too many accomplished, visionary leaders taken ‘out of the game’ by underestimating the virtue of collaboration as they grow. Much like Shakepeare’s Julius Caesar, they have a character flaw which holds them back. As the funds for nonprofits continue to decrease, the need for partnering and collaborating has become a necessity”.


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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.   In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014), Poet/Writer/Civil Rights Activist


I am a slow walker, but I never walk back”.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States


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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”

Andrew Carnegie


Lead: Delegate, Motivate, and Appreciate

LINK: My Non-profit Journey: Successes I’ve Achieved (Sofia Crisp)

“For myself, I can say that I am ‘coachable’.  I am not afraid to say I don’t know something.  I’m willing to find the person, or people, who do have the knowledge or expertise required.  You might call this an ‘I don’t know now’ mindset.  To put it simply, as a situation presents itself I learn from others I’ve sought out”.

As Executive Director and Founder of Housing Consultants Group, Crisp demonstrates this Carnegie quote. Read More Leadership Keys: Lone Rangers Stumble

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Branding is the culmination of everything that you do . . . You have to make customers care and make them realize that they need your service in their everyday lives. A brand is key to communicating your unique value and building a loyal and consistent customer base.”

LeVon Lewis

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“Do what you have always done and

you’ll get what you have always got.”

Sue Knight

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