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August 01, 2007

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Dan Bassill

Well said! It's amazing how non profits are expected to show metrics of how they accomplish change and have an impact on complex social problems, yet they are forced to do so with inconsistent resources, second hand equipment, and in a short and defined period of time.

We're dealing with complex problems, that require complex and long-term solutions, and the involvement of the talent, time and ideas of many people, over many years.

We're innovating into ambiguity. If these were easy problems to solve, someone would have solved them. What does it take to find leaders and investors who will go beyond sound bytes to sound strategy?

To illustrate this complexity, I've posted a link to a strategy map on the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site. http://tinyurl.com/2futnp

Every box on my map represents an action that many leaders need to take and that we try to support. Until others begin to map their ideas, and their strategies, then share them with many other people, we'll have too many random acts of kindness, or too many ill defined initiatives, but not enough long-term commitment and flexible innovation resources.

Thanks for writing this. I hope lots of people read it.

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