Bring out your dead.....horses

When it comes to bad models, nonprofits need to be prepared to shoot their own horse.

Sometimes, things are broken and we don't want to admit it, so we surge forward in fear of admitting failure. Businesses fail all the the time because they don't want to admit their precious business models may be out of date. We in the nonprofit world are no exception. The difference is that if a business refuses to recognize what's broken, consumers will eventually turn their back on it, driving it into the ground. But a nonprofit might find donors or investors out there so committed to the mission, they're willing to keep the dead horse saddled up.  

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