The following is an excerpt from a strategy & mission committee meeting, called to discuss a critical issue around lack of resources.
“I’ve called this extraordinary meeting today because we’ve come to the point where we have to face some difficult realities. We have done what we can over the past couple of years to address our significant resourcing challenge, but we haven’t been successful. I want to acknowledge how each of you have done your best, taken risks and explored new ideas. It is disappointing that none of these efforts have raised enough extra resources. I’m not sure what the future will hold, but I do feel confident that at this time in the process, we need to look carefully at the landscape and make some collective decisions about the way forward.
“I’m handing you each a printed copy of the current statement from our resourcing account for this financial year. This provides a good summary of our current situation. I’ve also included some data from the last 20 years for greater context.”