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Why Does Your Nonprofit Need to Exist?
Using Appreciative Inquiry to define who you are and what you do, Part 1 (of 4)

27 May, 2010

If there is one question that can be useful to grant writers, communications people, and anyone who must explain a nonprofit organization to the world, it is this: Why does your organization need to exist? Read More

TOPICS: appreciative inquiry | mission statement | grant writing | proposal writing | strategic planning | best practices | strengths based | board of directors | nonprofit board | communications | retreat | positive change | developmental change

"Discovery": How Storytelling and Sharing Experience Will Build Your Strengths
Using Appreciative Inquiry to define your Nonprofit, Part 2 (of 4)

26 May, 2010

So, you're writing a letter of inquiry or maybe you've already been asked to submit a proposal. How are you going to paint that picture of your nonprofit organization, bring what you value to life, and create a compelling story? Where do you find that narrative, the little vignettes that draw the reader in?  Read More

TOPICS: appreciative inquiry | grant writing | proposal writing | mission | discovery | best practices | strategic planning | storytelling | mapping | communications | retreat | nonprofit board | board of directors | strengths based | positive change | developmental change

Dreaming Back to the Future
Using Appreciative Inquiry to define your Nonprofit, Part 3 (of 4)

25 May, 2010

Imagine the best possible scenario for your nonprofit organization. Imagine it doing everything you ever wanted. Imagine being looked up to as the leader in the field. What would that be like?  Read More

TOPICS: dreaming | appreciative inquiry | strategic planning | communications | retreat | mission statement | grant writing | proposal writing | best practices | strengths based | board of directors | nonprofit board | positive change | developmental change | future planning | nonprofit vision

Changing Vision to Implementation:
Using Appreciative Inquiry to Define your Nonprofit, Part 4 (of 4)

24 May, 2010

What's the most difficult part of any planning process? It's that final step, the one where you will be determining the implementation strategy. When it comes to asking, "Where are we going next? What should our next projects be?" things just aren't as clear as they might have been when you were planning.  Let's face it - it's always easier to look backward than to look forward. And how often have you heard about planning that was done by a few people without much input from others? About brilliant strategic plans that languished in file cabinets? Read More

TOPICS: appreciative inquiry | discovery | planning | implementation | design | strategic planning | grantseeking | action plan | collaboration | mission statement | grant writing | proposal writing | best practices | strengths based | board of directors | nonprofit board | communications | positive change | developmental change
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The positive
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Alexandra Peters

Alexandra Peters
is a writer, board consultant and educator. For the past thirty years, she has been dedicated to building the transformative power of not for profit organizations.

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