Many organizations, particularly small local not-for-profit organizations (NPOs), operate without a cohesive plan or strategic direction to guide their organization. Some NPO leaders may have stumbled upon their current leadership roles while others have chosen it as a career. Whatever the case may be, sustainability of a NPO frequently faces ongoing challenges of human and financial resources, program/activity relevancy, accountability and capacity to manage and report on funds. Without direction or sufficient human capital, even an organization with financial ability may not be able to move forward. This is where leadership is crucial and openness to change is vital to planning for and leading a NPO into the future. Let us see how this applies to one NPO working closely with LIN Center for Community Development (LIN).