Motivated by the mission, alienated by the numbers? There's a way forward that begins with understanding not just how important the numbers are. This is what is preached to us all day long. But, how can the numbers become personally empowering for an organization? Listen to this clip from Antony Bugg-Levine and then check out the Nonprofit Finance Fund here, starting with their State of The Sector Survey: http://nonprofitfinancefund.org/state-of-the-sector-surveys
"When we are able to arm organizations with basic facts and analysis about how finance works...it's often incredibly empowering. ...The way you use data to understand the financial aspect of the organization is absolutely essential to your ability to deliver your mission sustainably."
Bonus: Don't miss the pivotal statement at the end re...broccoli. Yes, broccoli.