Later this week the Board of Directors for Man Up and Go will meet for our yearly Summit. It usually happens in November, but we moved it up a little earlier this year to ensure we had plenty of time to affirm year-end requirements such as electing officers and passing budgets.
When you hear about a non-profit having to bass a budget, it probably sits a little funny with you if you’ve never thought about it. The reality is that non-profits must not only accomplish their mission towards the end beneficiary (those receiving the services the non-profit provides), but it must also find a way to fund it.
In the for-profit sector, the beneficiary of the service or product is also the funder – when you do a good job with your service or product, you ensure revenue to continue your business. Not so in the non-profit sector. We must find a way to inspire those who are not direct beneficiaries of the services we provide to indeed still fund those services.
Which leads me back to the Board Summit this weekend for Man Up and Go. We have come to the end of a 5-yr vision that took many twists and turns along the way. It’s time to set a vision for the next 5 years, and our Board is responsible for stewarding not just the vision of fighting for the fatherless, but also the ability to fund it.
Would you pray for the Board of Directors as we meet this weekend, October 23rd and 24th? We have new Board Members who will be attending and introduced to Man Up on an organizational level like never before. The current members will be listening to a vision for the future and have the heavy responsibility of guiding that vision. (Check out our Board Members and their bios.)
Pray that God would give us clarity and focus, that we would run after things near His heart, and that we would trust Him for the outcome. We want to be thoughtful and wise, laying out a plan, but also faithful and trusting, giving God “elbow room” to show up in whatever way He wants.
Please also pray that the technology would work, as we will Zoom in nearly half the Board. We have a limited amount of time and want to make the most of it.
We often look at prayer as preparation for the work, but prayer IS the work (Luke 10:2).
Thank you for praying!
Jeff Ford, CEO
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