June 10, 2012

Larry Sommers, the economist guy, was talking about when the inconceivable becomes inevitable. Sommers was speaking on NPR about the eurozone and the troubled economies of the European Union.

But you and I can talk about this and our nonprofits. What makes the inconceivable become inevitable? How might we foresee the roots of inevitability within the inconceivable? What is the progression? How can we manage it or avoid it?

I might write one of my NPQ columns about the inconceivable and the inevitable.I certainly will add this angle to my strategic planning consulting.

P.S. Have you ever seen the delightful movie The Princess Bride? Good for adults and kids. And one of the characters just keeps saying “inconceivable” about stuff. Only it turns out…

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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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