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Unlocking Growth for Organizations and Idealists Like You

This Is How We Do It: Lag & Lead Indicators

[Editor's Note: Here at Plenty we are constantly meeting and partnering with organizations and companies in the nonprofit space that are impacting the sector in big ways. We are excited to bring this community of leaders, thinkers, and motivators together on our blog, and share their innovative and aspirational ideas. Below is a guest post from one of these inspiring organizations forging the path of change. Enjoy, and happy reading!] 

Topics: Funding Leadership

From Defending Corporations to Supporting Causes

[Editor's Note: Here at Plenty we are constantly meeting and partnering with organizations and companies in the nonprofit space that are impacting the sector in big ways. We are excited to bring this community of leaders, thinkers, and motivators together on our blog, and share their innovative and aspirational ideas. Below is a guest post from one of these inspiring companies forging the path of change. Enjoy, and happy reading!] 

After three years of law school, three months of bar study, and four months of awaiting bar results, I was eager to start practicing. I took what I perceived to be the best opportunity presented to me and hit the ground running. As many first year associates do, I quickly discovered that corporate defense and collection litigation was not for me and was significantly affecting my happiness outside of the office. After one year it was back to the drawing board. I was scared, unsure, confused, stressed, worried, and regretting my choice to attend law school. This all changed when I volunteered for the San Diego based nonprofit, Invisible Children, and my worldview shifted. Dramatically.

Topics: Leadership

Defining Your Audience: Success Factor #2

Several weeks ago we started our exploration of the Seven Success Factors with a brief examination of strategy. We discussed the idea that strategy starts with focus: setting one over-riding priority and being willing to make trade-offs to make that priority successful.

Topics: Funding Strategy