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Episode 41: It is a perfect time to tidy up your nonprofit

Have you gotten caught up in Marie Kondo and the KonMari method of organizing your closet? Our sheets are rolled and shirts stacked, and so now it is time to KonMari our nonprofits. In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about why it is a good time to pull everything out of your metaphorical nonprofit closet to be intentional about what you load back in for 2022.

Question to reflect on before you listen:
If you laid everything your nonprofit does out on the floor, what would you see?

Discussion questions:

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. What programs spark joy (in terms of your mission)? What programs might you need to thank for its service and let go of?
  3. What is the result of never reviewing everything you do? What emotions are associated with that? What emotions are associated with having a clean closet/tidied organization? 

Word of the week: Tidy
What does “tidy” mean to you when it comes to your nonprofit? 

For more on Marie Kondo and the KonMari method:
Marie Kondo’s website
“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix

What do you think?