Posted , by Wendy McGrady. Topic: Nonprofit Management.

Back to school, back to work, back to the task at hand. A new season is upon us.

I’m one of those people who loves fall because it’s another opportunity for a fresh start—maybe even a second chance (or last chance) at New Year’s resolutions. September always seems to be a good time to re-group, re-assess, and re-align.

Are you making progress on your strategic plan, your development plan, or your fundraising goals? If not, take a minute—or an hour, or a day—to give yourself and your board time to evaluate your progress and think about your plans.

Take your lunch outside. Leave your smartphone at your desk. Give yourself time to think about where your organization is, where it needs to be, and how best to get there.

This is no time to abandon long-term plans. They may need to be tweaked and strategies may have to be adjusted, but to be in the best possible post-recovery position, we all need to have a plan and be clear about moving toward our goals. And then work that plan!

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