enthustic but less so than in the beginning.
Then a hiccup occurs: a recession or a law suit or some minor reversal of fortune. This triggers the staff and the officers to become very concerned about the economic stability of the organization. Outside sources of income are actively pursued. The staff and the organization’s administration devote more time to developing this alternate income stream which they see as key to the survival of the organization as an entity and thus their jobs. As the organization becomes less and less dependent on member support, it is less interested in the members. More efforts are focused on outside income in an effort to replace direct member support and the death spiral begins.
The organization becomes a s