New Member Profile: INspiring SIGHT

November 23, 2020

Name & Title: Mary Kay Delvo | Strategist | Certified Coach | Consultant

Organization Name:  INspiring SIGHT

Website:   www.inspiringsight.com   Twitter: @inspiringsight


What industry/sector do you identify with?

I serve nonprofits, trade associations & small businesses through coaching, strategic planning, consulting, meeting facilitation & leadership development services.

Number of employees, member patrons, growers, shareholders etc. in Minnesota:

I am a small business-owner with three contracted employees. I work with organizations in urban and rural settings across Minnesota as well as national-level associations.

What about your organization or company’s work are you most proud of?

Proud of their commitment and passion for helping organizations thrive so their employees can live their best lives, INspiring SIGHT uses humor, vulnerability, and a little dose of reality to help leaders and organizations get out from under the status quo.  Their work is backed by professional-level training, decades of multi-sector experiences in leadership and in-the trenches, a strong referral base. 

Core services: Strategic planning | Leadership development programming – Questae Leadership | Professional coaching |Board development and governance 

INspiring SIGHT believes:

  • Client always has the solution,
  • Fun and curiosity are conditions of growth,
  • Leaders exist at every level-with or without a title, and 
  • Effective strategic plans are built on candor, transparency and used as the litmus test for every aspect of decision-making

Please highlight key trends affecting your industry.

Talk about the key opportunities & challenges facing your business over the next 5 years. 

Opportunities

  • Diversification of board make-up
  • Authentic conversations within the workplace
  • Connecting strategies and messaging to mission
  • Virtual events as a partially permanent component of future programming 
  • Utilizing social media and crowdsourcing for expanding funding
  • Utilizing technology in a more advanced and integrative way

Challenges

  • Leadership and board member succession - reduction of interest in board service
  • Board development – new members generally inexperienced in board service
  • Meaningful diversification of board membership
  • Learning to support emotional/mental health needs of employees (generalized anxiety)
  • Virtual events as a partially permanent component of future programming
  • Worker shortages and diversification of workforce
  • Reduced interest in volunteerism & desire for different volunteer experiences 
  • Retaining and recruiting new members – Redefining ROI and membership value (trade associations & member organizations)

*Economic impact of COVID



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