August 6, 2019

How Strategy Helps Organizations Thrive in the Digital Age

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This episode of Everybody Brands between host Brian Sooy and Sarah Olivieri from Pivot Ground has insights that will help you run your business better, your board more effectively, and guide your organization to create greater impact in the community and marketplace.

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If you’re a board member or nonprofit leader, this two-part episode of Everybody Brands is one to which you need to listen.

Sarah Olivieri is a nonprofit strategist with a passion for helping organizations thrive in the digital age. She’s the founder and heart behind Pivot Ground, an agency that helps human service nonprofits increase capacity, deliver better programming, attract more funding, and make the world a better place. This episode is part one of two where we about talk strategy and the Impact Method, a business framework for nonprofits.

When communications consultants say things like, “Nonprofits don’t want to do the work that we need them to do and they don’t realize how important strategy is;” and nonprofit leaders say, “Strategic planning is not helpful and annoying and takes up too much time,” it's time for an intervention.

Just how important is strategy, and why is it the first principle in Aespire’s Clarity Credo for purpose-driven brands and culture?

All businesses need to be managing their digital resources, but it’s like a “spaghetti of things.”

What many leaders neglect is that just like if you have a campus of buildings, somebody has to manage that campus. You probably already have an ecosystem of digital tools that you're using and somebody needs to be keeping an eye on those resources.

It is a critical function to get the most out of those resources and ensure that they’re used properly to strengthen and connect the entire organizatio

Sarah introduces us to her business framework, the Impact Method, that gives you a strategy in less time. We take a step back and talk about how the Impact Method helps organizations that focus on strategy nurture trust with the people they serve and the people from which they’re asking for support.

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