June 1, 2013

And manage to it.

That’s what Pam Chapman, board member of the Newport Art Museum, said the other day at a meeting.

We were talking about the body of knowledge in fund development and governance. She said, “Organizations need to learn the body of knowledge so they can manage to it.”

If an organization learns the body of knowledge/best practice, then the organization can devise systems and processes and metrics to manage accordingly.

Thanks, Pam, for that nicely stated statement.

Filed under: Nonprofit Management

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.

Get non-profit resources in your inbox