Tip #6 Use all the tools at your disposalFor charities and social enterprises seeking to grow and scale, fundraising is not the only solution. It is important to make sure your organisation is in good shape, aware of its strengths and weaknesses and able to tackle the latter full-on. There are numerous good tools and tool kits which can help guide you through your organisational development. For example, these resources help navigate the fundamentals for non profits, and help you navigate change & opportunity. In particular, check out this Financial Self-Assessment Worksheet to know your Strengths and Weaknesses, or use this worksheet to help articulate components of your business model. Whatever you do, don’t forget to plan for success, but for a rainy day too. As my Dad would say (but apparently he stole it from Denis Waitley – “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.”
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