I’m delighted to say that after months of hard work and lots of support from clients and partners, my new book ‘Making a Lasting Difference’ comes out on Monday 29th April. Buy the 220 page paperback for £14.99 from Flying Underground to support small independent businesses, or Amazon, where it’s also available as a Kindle edition.
Making a Lasting Difference is an urgent exploration of organisational sustainability. Based on the popular Lasting Difference toolkit, it explains the main challenges to survival and growth in helpful new ways, illustrating why they are more complex – but more manageable – than we might think.
It begins with a fresh analysis of the challenges of managing non-profit organisations, with a uniquely insightful set of paradoxes that will be recognisable to anyone who works in, manages or funds a charity, social enterprise or public body of any kind. Offering creative insights and straightforward definitions, the book introduces the five capabilities of sustainable organisations and the steps that can be taken to achieve them:
• Income Generation
• Impact Measurement
The book is grounded in practice, containing practical models, methods and tools for assessing and addressing sustainability, with straightforward examples and illustrations. It concludes with an analysis of appropriate exit strategies that can be adopted by any project or organisation and a reflection on the importance of sustainable leadership, identifying new ways to lead our organisations and sustain ourselves.
With a focus on action, Making a Lasting Difference identifies clear strategies for policy makers, commissioners, funders, trustees, managers and staff, all of which are rooted in my 30 years of sector experience. Much of the book’s content has been crowd-sourced and tested in workshops, conferences and events over the last five years. As such, it makes significant new contributions to the core themes of why and how organisations – and a viable non-profit sector – can be sustained. Order your copy via Amazon or Flying Underground, our small business partner of choice.