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Think Before You Leap: Buy Success with Your Budget

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As many managers of volunteer programs with minuscule to nonexistent budgets would attest, money alone does not make an outstanding program, but it sure can help. When money does become available, the best way to spend it might be to first spend none at all. Get your bearings, see where you’ve been, where you are, where you want to go, and where dreams might take you. Releasing the purse strings only after careful consideration takes patience and constraint; your reward is a greater return on your investment.