First, let’s consider the opposite. When teams are operating out of whack, whether due to lack of clear direction, waning motivation, or surmounting problems with seemingly no solutions, it can feel disheartening, like your organization’s mission is out of reach. Meanwhile, Susan’s crying in the bathroom, Danny’s on a three-hour lunch, and Maria isn’t responding to your emails again. Everyone is fried and depleted of collaborative energy. While this understandably happens within teams and organizations from time to time, you don’t need to stay stuck here.
Fortunately, there are a few little-known techniques to inspire the dream team and accomplish your nonprofit’s goals. We’re borrowing the same proven strategies BODs and Executives use and applying those same strategies on the ground level. Let’s take a peek:
(Pssst, before we get started, note this article is written for non-director-level nonprofiteers. Looking for director-level resources for building a kickass board of directors? Check out our webinar!)