Does the nonprofit community have a greater purpose? Do we owe more to the social contract than just our mission? I would say yes.
In the video above, Deirdre Jones (Associate Director of the University of Toledo’s Schmidt School of Professional Sales) talks about how to get sustainable financial and non-financial support from like-minded individuals and organizations so non-profits can execute their missions properly.
Each nonprofit organization has its own mission which drives (or should drive) each and every decision made by the board of directors, the leadership team, patrons, the staff and volunteers. We become involved in a nonprofit organization because it speaks to us from our hearts. Our connection, at first, may simply be employment and my path certainly started this way. But we stay because we become emotionally attached to our work and the lives we are changing.