Community Comes First
Whether it be a non profit, a city, or a neighborhood council, success is determined by how well the organization stays focused on the benefit of the community. Consistent and open communication is key, as good relationships go hand in hand with good management and good governance.
Organizations survive and thrive when they are resilient. That means adapting to new technology, changes in the economy, market demands, and social changes as they arise. Innovative ideas and openness to leveraging modern tools creates resiliency - which is future focused, working consistently to make decisions today that benefit us for the long term.
Connecting resources and sharing leadership builds the synergy to create what's impossible to do alone. When we work together, and support each other, we can do more and help more people.
While we make decisions and think about what's best for the group, it's important to remember that every individual participant matters, too. We can't say "yes" to everyone, but we can listen, and understand, and be honest about how decisions will affect all involved.