Thursday, July 9, 2009

Your nonprofit's economic impact

I just posted information about a workshop on the impact of the Wyoming nonprofit economy on the Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute blog, which prompted me to wonder:

How clearly can our nonprofit boards articulate the impact their organization's make on our local economies?

Whether the services provided can be described in tangible ways (e.g., jobs create, budgets spent) or in more subtle ways, every nonprofit adds value to its community economy. I'd like to challenge your board to do this: articulate, in ways that are meaningful to your stakeholders, the ways in which your organization contributes to the vitality of your local economy.

What appears on that list? What was an obvious addition as you began thinking about this? What were the surprises? How will you communicate what you have created with groups and people who need to hear it?

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