It's OK to Be a Small Shop
Playing small = more of the same
Playing BIG = changing lives
How do you start thinking big?
First, take responsibility for where you are. You created whatever situation you find yourself in. Don't blame it on anyone else. Next, adopt a "no excuses" approach. Figure out what needs to be done, and do it. You have to let go of "I don't have time," "We've never done that" and my favorite, "That won't work for us because our organization is different."
Big thinking is about looking at what's possible. Big thinking asks, "What if?" Big thinking is creative and expansive and collaborative. It breaks status quo and embraces new things.
If you've been stuck in small thinking for a while, it could take some time to change it. Start to notice any time you use the words "little" or "just" when you speak. Catch yourself, and change it right away. This gets you on the road to big thinking.
It's OK to be a small nonprofit. Every big one started out as a small one at some point. Just don't think small, or you'll never make a big impact.