I am planning an exercise for our program officers that poses the following questions:
_ what if your portfolio’s budget was cut in half? What are you certain you’d keep? What might be discarded? How would you decide?
– what if it was doubled? What would you grow? What would you add? What would you deepen?
– in each of these scenarios, how would your job change? What would be important to do?
I have a feeling that asking these questions – whether about a grant program, a nonprofit, or personal finances – might yield some interesting insights about what is essential, what might be grown.
What do you think?