“Keep it Simple Stupid.” Those were the words spoken by my best friend Maggie, when I was stressing about passing my finals, graduating college, finding a job, packing, and preparing to move across the United States. I pondered the phrase and thought to myself, that is tough love at its finest. As ridiculous as those four words sounded, it was the push I needed to begin putting everything into perspective. Nothing I had to accomplish was impossible. However, looking at everything at once, made me feel like I was drowning. My friend was making it unmistakably clear, once I broke down my to do list into smaller tasks, it would quickly become more manageable. All I had to do was make the choice to keep it simple.
How frequently do you find yourself fixated on the daunting big picture, whether it is at home or at the office? Numerous nonprofits are in a state of desperation for this very reason. I have no intentions of trivializing what any nonprofit may be going through. On the contrary,, I can relate on the most basic. I understand what it feels like to be so incredibly overwhelmed that you become immobile. And no matter how hard you try, you never seem to be moving any closer to your goal. If you feel like your nonprofit has experienced this hopelessness, if you feel stuck, I would encourage you to keep reading.