Issue 2 – 2010

Refocusing: Clarity Brings Extraordinary Growth
Strategic planning not only helped Alliance member The Family Conservancy refocus its programs and services, but also led to a 63 percent increase in the organization’s operating budget.

Carefully Constructed Plan Plays out Perfectly
By the time he was 23, Rudolph A. Johnson III already had a personal strategy for making a difference in his community: he would create impact through board service.

How Money is Killing Nonprofits
Deeply problematic government funding practices are killing many organizations. Learn how to approach and manage the issue of “mission derailment.”


The following is a simplified

The following is a simplified version of this tool, which demonstrates the impact of mission drift. When the full features of the index of difference are applied, organizations can gain additional insight into how well the organization's funding and mission fit together.