Sugar’s Gift Is Committed To Fostering An Effective Board

The Sugar’s Gift team knew their board could be more effective. Their meetings were in need of structure and fresh ideas if they wanted to grow their organization’s reach. But they wondered: Where should they start?



The Sugar’s Gift team was ready to expand their efforts: They wanted to help more animals and their owners. The organization’s leadership knew that one way to expand was to get fresh ideas from their board. But they needed to create an environment that supported idea generation.


The Sugar’s Gift team used the Question Ladder Worksheet and the Fast Idea Generator from Nesta’s Development & You Toolkit to help their board think more creatively and to diversify their ideas. “Your learning tools are so helpful. The Question Ladder is probably the most thought provoking to me, and it has solved several problems this weekend when we used it,” they said.


Idea generation tools gave the Sugar’s Gift board the framework they needed to promote open discussion and strategic planning, ultimately expanding the organization’s ability to reach more pets and their owners. When explaining the power of the Question Ladder, the Sugar’s Gift team shared this:

“It makes you think about what you really need and want in your organization.”


The Sugar’s Gift team isn’t stopping their Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat. journey. They have made the use of GlobalGiving tools a part of their organization’s framework. Using the tools has helped them successfully reach more pets and their owners. “After all, that what we should all be about,” the team shared.

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Featured Photo: Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home by Sugar's Gift, Inc.
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