I’m acting as if it is so, even though it ain’t so,

in order for it to be so”.

Delman Coates, Ph.D.

In order to grow, in order to (hopefully) succeed, a Non-profit Leader needs to believe – in their self and their organization’s goal-driven plans. Those who wholeheartedly BELIEVE tend to thrive. Those who, on the other hand, are fervent Doubters are likely destined to flounder, not flourish. It’s that simple folks! Even with a great Mission and rock-solid resources (financial & human), a lackluster Executive Director who isn’t a believer is not likely to be an effectual Achiever either.

  • The ‘better outcomes‘ they seek may never come to be. The mission of the non-profit they lead may remain unaccomplished.
  • Passion, however deep it is, can not be allowed to be dampened by doubt. Doubt should be starved, not fed.

I’m acting as if it is so, even though it ain’t so, in order for it to be so”.

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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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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”.

Marianne Williamson (Our Greatest Fear)

powerful beyond measure

Immeasurable power, not inadequacy

If you take ALL the right pre-launch steps in starting a non-profit, your passion with have a powerful impact!   It will not be inadequate.  But you must take these steps . . . and know what to do in the early years of your organization too.

The success of your 501(c)3 will be a function of much more than the depth of your passion!

  • One risks inadequacy if they are simply passionate, but lack funds, a solid plan, or haven’t done their due diligence.

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Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

James Baldwin


Your challenges: Face them, don’t deny them

LINK: The Life of a Non-profit: Growth & Growing Pains (Robin Morgan)

“A lot of non-profits hit the middle stage of growth – and the vexing growing pains which go with it . . . Some organizations grow to this stage, suffer growing pains, and then get stuck! They reach a plateau, a middle stage plateau, and stay stuck there. They never move forward. Some non-profits, however, do move forward.”

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