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Episode 10: Good Programs as a Core Strategy

In this episode, we define what we mean by a “good program.” We talk about how you know a program is good, and how you can leverage them as a core strategy to strengthen your board, collaborations, and fundraising. The episode is only 11 minutes long. Why not play it for your board and have a conversation about a program that your nonprofit depends on to achieve its mission?

All of our advice on fundraising, strategy, and financial strength assumes that you are running the right programs in service to what people actually need. You are constantly moving towards and delivering good programs that you are proud to talk about, because you can see the difference that they are making.

Questions to reflect on before you listen:

Think about a key program that your nonprofit runs. Is it good? Why do you think so?

Discussion questions:

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. What are markers of “good” for your staff and board? How do you track these markers?
  3. We talk about “good programs” as a part of your strategy, unlocking other aspects of running your nonprofit such as fundraising and collaboration. Connect the dots for your organization. How do your programs unlock fundraising, collaboration, or any other strategic goal?

Word of the Week:  Good
What does “good” mean to you and your organization right now?

What do you think?