Often times I am “late to the game” when it comes to certain things, usually involving pop culture or web content. Nonprofit With Balls is one of those times that I am late to the game, but better late than never! Upon my first perusal of the website, I came across this fantastic article highlighting ten resolutions for nonprofits to follow in 2015. From competitive compensation to streamlining meetings to moving past the idea of being to poor to go green, this list is a fantastic guideline for nonprofits, including museums, to follow this year and in years to come.
Every New Year, many of us make resolutions to do things to improve ourselves. Of course, many of us skip doing this, because we are perfect. In fact, in some cultures, beer bellies and love handles are considered attractive, so if people have issues with them, then they’re obviously culturally incompetent and should attend a workshop.
As 2015 starts, it is important for us not to just make resolutions for ourselves, but also for our organizations, and for our field. We, as individuals and as a sector, are constantly busy doing stuff that we often don’t take enough time to gaze into the distance and think strategically. As I write this, I recall some profound words from one of my mentors when we were having lunch a while ago: “I always choose the curried chicken.” Wait, no, that’s not it. She said, “Are you spending enough time on the balcony versus the dance floor?” We are always dancing. We nonprofit professionals need to get on the balcony more often.