I have been working in the nonprofit and social sector as a practitioner, board member and a consultant for almost 25 years. I love having the opportunity to learn about the spark that launched organizations and the vision that a founder had for the change he or she wanted to see in the world. In 2012, in partnership with Forward Community Investments, Vista Global Consulting facilitated the Girls on the Run (GOTR) Dane County strategic planning process. We shared that experience at the National Summit. As a 9-year old girl who did bold things, like play little league baseball, I am very drawn to their vision:
We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
The culmination of the GOTR program is a 5K run. For 2 years, I heard about the wonderful experience the run was for the girls, the coaches, and the volunteers. This year I participated as a volunteer in the Dane County 10th anniversary event. GOTR founder, Molly Barker came to Madison for the event and spoke about her vision for the organization almost 19 years ago.
I was able to experience this wonderful organization living its dreams!