10/16/2008

Care to Share?

I’m looking for advice. I’m treasurer in an organization where the vp and I fundamentally disagree with the president as to how to fulfill the mission of our organization and how that translates into monies spent. It is such a frustration situation, one I’ve never experienced before in all of my work in various organizations. Do I just ignore it? Do I orchestrate a coup? Do I simply dig in my heels and refuse to allow expenditures that the vp and I don’t agree with?

This type of conflict is the very reason I’ve avoided taking these types of volunteer positions. Anyone care to share something that’s worked in a similar situation in the past?

4 comments:

Gin said...

I vote for the COUP!!
But I'm a rabble rouser and lots of people find me irritating :):)

Mary DeMuth said...

This is about Life Sentence, isn't it?

Just kidding...

I'd dig in your heels if you truly feel this is a God-thing.

Heather said...

I don't know that I've handled this well before, but I'm currently reading 360-Degree Leader for Solomon Summaries. I think the author would say to have the three of you talk about it, but in the end, as long as it's not something that would go against ethics or your beliefs, to be willing to compromise. After all, the president is ultimately responsible for the organization. In fact, in compromising, again, as long as you don't feel like it's going directly against God, to be willing to support the leader and champion her idea, which is really hard.

One More Writer said...

Thanks for all the advice, y'all! You've given me a lot to think about!