The concept of alignment of interests recognizes that the organization has existed for many years and current volunteers are the stewards. Creating projects and programs without alignment may cause chaos and exhaust resources. Success increases when volunteers understand the framework and align their ideas and actions accordingly.

  • Resources – Members expect the board to safeguard resources and to use them to advance the mission and goals. Nearly every idea has an impact on the limited workforce (committees, volunteers, staff and consultants).
  • Actions – Meetings of the board and committees usually generate ideas or recommendations. Directors and committees must ensure that proposals align with the structure.
  • Results - Results are outcomes of the work of the board and committees. Members and stakeholders expect results to fit within the framework and may question why new projects and programs are added.