Optimism with a caveat.
The attendees of the 2013 Nonprofit Town Hall reflected on 2012 and looked forward to 2013. There was optimism… new partnerships, new donations, new learning, new building, new corporate sponsors, new community awareness.
However, behind this optimism was a caveat. All of these new [fill-in-the-blank] placed a greater burden on Executive Directors and staff and the infrastructure of the organization. The new came at a cost that cannot be sustained. Looking forward to 2013, one nonprofit Board member succinctly stated her concern, “We must change how much effort we expect.”
The conversation continued along many paths, and you can read the full minutes from the 2013 Nonprofit Town Hall.