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Keep calm and bounce back

Determination, grit, growing from failure, the ability to bounce back from a difficult experience. This is resilience. The quality that enables someone to rise above adversity. In children, it is considered an especially important quality in order to develop into well-functioning adults. But organisations need resilience too. Organisational resilience becomes essential in uncertain economic and political times like those we face right now across the globe. The ability to assess, adapt and survive a crisis is a key component of an organisation’s sustainability. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude and…


Top 10 Sustainability Tips for NPOs

Non profit sustainability is the confounding buzz word of our sector – it seems that every request for proposals now has a lengthy sustainability component or question. But it can be hard for organisations to articulate clear strategies to ensure their ongoing viability, particularly in an uncertain funding environment with competing demands on their time and resources. “It’s not enough to have a high-impact programme if there’s no effective strategy for sustaining the organisation financially. And neither is it enough to be financially stable: we build our organisations for impact, not for financial stability.” – NonProfit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions…

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