Passion is emotion. Standing on its own, it is vulnerable and fickle in the face of challenges. The solid foundation on which passion is based, is purpose.
Leading a not-for-profit organization whose mission I care about requires much more than passion. I truly understand that the uncertainty of donations and subventions can disrupt the best laid plans and vision of the future. Even though I have experience in business and as a volunteer board member in the non-profit sector, I have been learning so much more from many varied sources about the non-profit world.