1) the quality of coherence and intelligibility;
2) the quality of being easy to see or hear;
3) the quality of transparency or purity.
In my consulting practice, I help people and organizations find clarity. In my personal life, there is nothing more rewarding to me than clarity. Clarity to me is an image of dark storm clouds parting and sunlight beaming down on the chosen pathway.
My favorite quotes around the beauty of clarity are:
- Clarity affords focus (Thomas Leonard)
- Clarity of vision creates clarity of purpose (John Maxwell)
- I prefer clarity over agreement (unknown)
Clarity is a superpower than can help you make the most of your time, energy and resources. For nonprofits, this means maximizing your impact in the community.
Some of my favorite tools for achieving clarity with nonprofits are outlined in my planning services page and include Environmental Scanning (I love data!) and Compression Planning®. I also love the tools in the Dare to Lead ™ toolkit such as the BRAVING Trust inventory and the exercises we use to help you identify your values.
What are your favorite tools for achieving clarity around the direction your nonprofit is going, and why?