University of Chicago

Making Big Decisions

Launching a campaign to expand the facilities that house essential programs?  I highly encourage those with dreams of expansion to watch the remarkable video and be prepared to answer these four questions repeatedly.  
Committing to these four questions from the University of Chicago’s report, Set in Stone  identifies the tipping point for a successful outcome:
1. Does this project continue to support our purpose and mission? 
2. Are we building the capacity of the organization (funding, leadership, partnerships, users) to manage this project when we are finished?  
3. Do we have the funding we need, when we need it to complete the project?
4. Is there broad community support for the project when it is completed? Will it benefit many or just a few?
Being willing to ask ourselves powerful questions repeatedly is the difference between those who thrive and those who just survive or ultimately cease to exist.