We’ve all heard it, I’m sure. Culture eats strategy for breakfast, in an organization. Right?
Whether or not you’ve heard this aphorism, I’d be willing to bet you’ve experienced it. I sure have — in different sizes and types of organizations, and in different ways within those organizations.
But never have I been more frustrated by this truth than when it relates to the lack of a culture of philanthropy in a nonprofit.
Without a culture of philanthropy, growth is slow and painful, if not impossible. Sound strategies for new projects or programs sputter and fumble. Financial stability is but a dream.