Last but not least we are talking about your Governance systems and processes. It’s amazing how some people switch off when you mention the word policy or procedure!
At this point, some of you will be thinking about the green and gold but the surprise for you is that viability is not just about financial viability. Sure, it’s part of what we are talking about but remember that – it’s only a part of it and we’ll deal with that part last.
Sustainability is about being able to continue something for a long time without using or completely destroying your resources (2). And for you, non-environmental folk, don’t even start thinking this doesn’t apply to you!
Keep this in mind when writing your next submission; with an estimated 60 billion available in Grant funding surely there is plenty to go around?
As a speaker, trainer and community development consultant I assists non-profits and small businesses to establish better governance practices and operational procedures, identifying new revenue and leveraging existing opportunities, community engagement, brand management and stakeholder communications.