The Role of Organizations
Organizations that serve vulnerable people have a tremendous amount of power and responsibility resonating in peoples lives, to be mindful of that consider the following- Impact, Scale and Durability.
Does the organizations efforts, initiatives and programs have the desired Impact on your constituency-are you making a difference in peoples lives?. Is it changing things on a Scale that acknowledgers the imperative and timely contributions of the citizens you serve? And finally, Durability, if the funding fell out of your organization tomorrow would you have spent your resources building initiatives that have the potential to be taken over by community and could live among the other natural and organic ways of neighbourhood life?
Seems to me if what you are doing today, right now, doesn’t live up to these three manifestations of accountability you should probably back up and re-evaluate your efforts.