Organic Growth

UNEARTH your organization's deepest ties and shared values

to find common ground


IDENTIFY the stage of development of each of your key

components and activities to transform how you grow


ROOT strategy in organizational culture

and trellis on existing social structures

Making Ideas Happen Coaching and Consulting can help your organization:

  • UNLEASH the power of passionate champions
  • CULTIVATE thriviing communities of practice
  • LEVERAGE your share of heart, mind, and wallet

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island

looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. 

                                                                          Annie Lamott

Shared Responsibility Leadership Workshop

An interactive workshop for volunteers and staff that opens hearts and minds to the possibilities of shared responsibility.


Learn how to:


Get outside perspectives. Practice talking about what you do. Be ready for skeptics.


Design the conversation. Assign roles, limit time, build trust, take action.


Map what you already do. Be more transparent.

Spread accountability. Build responsibility into your RFPs and contracts.

Widen the dialog. Engage members and their customers and clients.

Get started! Do something!


“The role playing made me more sensitive to the volunteers ‐ especially the board chair, the role I was assigned. I found myself reacting differently in that role [depending on] the way the CEO handled the meeting.”


             Katherine S. McCarter, executive director, Ecological Society of America

What is Your Association's Stage of Development?
SR Stages Matrix.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [93.3 KB]

Want to change everything? Make your corporate core values or code of ethics the criteria for all decisions by everyone at every level.