October 1, 2009

Perfect is the enemy of the good. But not good enough is a useless distraction and a cheap excuse for integrity, conscience, and quality.

There’s too much not good enough these days. And the excuses include things like: “they” won’t listen to me. “They” won’t let me do it.” “I don’t have enough time.” “We need money fast so I’m gonna use any quick tool I can find.”

What’s going on in your development operation? What’s happening at your agency? How close are you to really-not-good-enough and stymied by all those excuses?

How can you make change? Which author will inspire you? What workshop will jump start your renovation?

Filed under: Leadership

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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