By The Rev. Dr. Rick Young, TPF’s President
Business management gurus and leadership experts expose the need to develop long-term strategic plans
to guide an organization forward and accomplish its mission.
Those words seem simplistic in these tumultuous times. We used to talk about a 10-year period as the best strategic time-frame. In the last decade, experts have revised this time-frame downward to two to four years. As fast as culture is continuing to change, the expectation is that churches and nonprofits will reflect these changes. For many leaders, this will present itself as insurmountable and test every ounce of their leadership talents and abilities.
Of course, some industry leaders long for a return to the old “normal.” For at least then, we knew what to expect. But did we really?
If only we had a crystal ball, our actions could easily be quick and confident rather than slow and uncertain. However, all is not lost. Even now, it is possible to be proactive. Below are five suggestions to help you support the energetic growth of your mission, while maintaining flexibility during uncertain times:
Do you have any other suggestions for supporting proactive success in this uncertain time? Please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with thoughts and suggestions. We would love to have a conversation with you!
Additionally, as part of TPF’s own efforts to meet the constantly changing needs of our partners, we are hosting an upcoming webinar “LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY OF LOVE: A Virtual Planning Workshop.” This event was created during the current pandemic as a new forum for our popular in-person legacy planning workshops. You can CLICK HERE now to register for this complimentary virtual event!