Mission Control by Liana Downey audiobook

Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World

By Liana Downey
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Gildan Media 9781469034485
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In the last ten years the number of nonprofits and social sector organizations has grown by almost 25 percent, while charitable giving declined 30 percent over the same period. As a result, many organizations are chasing grants, tweaking and adding to their core activities to match what they think funders are looking for. Almost half of nonprofits surveyed nationally in 2014 said they added additional programs in the last year. The result is colloquially known as “mission creep”— organizations trying to be everything to everyone. Yet research suggests that the more goals individuals or organizations pursue, the less likely they are to achieve them, leaving these organizations often overwhelmed, underfunded, and unfulfilled. Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World is designed to restore focus and gain “mission control” to identify the things they should and should not do to drive impact. Drawing from the author’s experience of working with thousands of clients at nonprofits and government agencies around the world, both large and small, the audiobook represents the stories of countless mission-driven organizations. Downey helps leaders, teams, executive directors, and boards with the critical task of clarifying an organization’s sweet spot at the intersection of what it is good at, what its clients need, and the activities that get measurable and sustainable results.

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In the last ten years the number of nonprofits and social sector organizations has grown by almost 25 percent, while charitable giving declined 30 percent over the same period. As a result, many organizations are chasing grants, tweaking and adding to their core activities to match what they think funders are looking for. Almost half of nonprofits surveyed nationally in 2014 said they added additional programs in the last year. The result is colloquially known as “mission creep”— organizations trying to be everything to everyone. Yet research suggests that the more goals individuals or organizations pursue, the less likely they are to achieve them, leaving these organizations often overwhelmed, underfunded, and unfulfilled. Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World is designed to restore focus and gain “mission control” to identify the things they should and should not do to drive impact. Drawing from the author’s experience of working with thousands of clients at nonprofits and government agencies around the world, both large and small, the audiobook represents the stories of countless mission-driven organizations. Downey helps leaders, teams, executive directors, and boards with the critical task of clarifying an organization’s sweet spot at the intersection of what it is good at, what its clients need, and the activities that get measurable and sustainable results.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers will find this book an invaluable guide to identifying their options and setting goals; Downey has created the ultimate get-a-move-on guide for nonprofits that are trying to do too much and accomplishing too little as a result.” Publishers Weekly
“Great, practical advice for nonprofits who want to focus on their mission and not get stretched too thin.” Heather McLeod, author of Forces for Good

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Author Bio: Liana Downey

Author Bio: Liana Downey

Liana Downey is an internationally acclaimed strategic adviser dedicated to creating social change. As the CEO of Liana Downey & Associates, Liana leads a global team that helps leaders increase focus and change lives. Liana’s work has been featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Huffington Post, Crain’s, and Fox Business.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 4.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English