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Episode 62: Nonprofit Sleuthing: Something is wrong, but what?

Nancy and Sarah regularly get asked nonprofit questions. Often they are in the form of “This is happening in our nonprofit. Is that normal?” In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about common questions and how they would approach them. You will learn strategies to get to the bottom of what your nonprofit’s challenge really might be. Grab your magnifying glass to practice how you might sleuth out what’s at the core of keeping you from meeting your mission.

Question to reflect on before you listen:
What is your biggest challenge? 

Discussion questions:

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. How could you use the way Nancy and Sarah asked questions about the situation to shed light on your issue?

Word of the week: Sleuth

Sleuths are often ask more questions than they answer, living in the question of what is going on for a long time. How could your board or staff “live in the question” longer so you bring the magic of a good sleuth to solve your most pressing problems? 

What do you think?