From the “Get lemonade from lemons” school of thought comes the idea: There are no threats, only opportunities. Well, there are opportunities, and then there are threats.
During an Association of Fundraising Professionals conference, Amy Wolfe of AgSafe emphasized the importance of recognizing external threats, even if one chooses to see them as opportunities in disguise.
To prepare for threats (or opportunities) from without, it is necessary to consider organizational capacity from within. That means:
Once that assessment is done, Wolfe recommended considering the following external stresses:
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