As a nonprofit consultant, we see on a regular basis that the need never ends. While we lead organizations through strategic planning and ask them to visualize what it would look like to accomplish their mission, we know that, for the majority of our clients, their work will never be complete.
And yet, each one is still committed to taking the journey. Some day, maybe now, maybe well into the future, there will be a transformation.
Since many organizations need our ongoing support to continue down their paths, our journey as consultants never seems complete either, both figuratively and literally. We're on the road a lot.
So Sunday afternoon, I took a moment to thank my son and my husband for supporting me and my work. As I spoke with my son, I said that just like the organizations I work with, my work is never done; my journey will be incomplete. But my hope is that we are providing the tools and the support to make the nonprofit journey smoother, perhaps a little more pleasant, and for that, I am grateful.