Nonprofit organizations thrive on the treasure of meeting deep human needs and being a great work place.
Every nonprofit begins when someone recognizes a basic, unmet human need and decides to create an organization to meet that need. In 1990 John Green launched Emmaus Ministries in
United Way has its roots in an organization that was launched in 1887 when a
Thriving nonprofits continually focus on transforming lives through meeting deep human needs and valuing the people who produce the golden egg. In contrast, a nonprofit that values the bottom line above all else is a nonprofit in decline.
Here are some of the key behaviors you’ll find in a thriving nonprofit:
- Our board clearly defines our treasure--who we offer our golden egg to and what their transformed lives look like.
- The right clients knock on our door in desperation and hope.
- Staff members are free to develop best practices to produce the golden egg.
- Everyone knows their job is important because it helps produce the treasure.
For further resources check out the Treasure Path books at this 7 Paths web resource.