, a great leader and even better man and friend, whom we lost to a rare illness this past year, exemplified these skills.
Bill was the former CEO of Southwestern Community Services (SCS), a New Hampshire-based not-for-profit organization serving lower-income people and families.
When a deadly flood hit the area served by SCS
in 2005, Bill
team knew they had no time to waste in serving their community.
As usual in SCS' operating environment, howthis could be achieved and whether there would be external funding were unknown.
Enter the concept of "flood capital," a term coined by Bill
It was common practice under Bill's leadership to plan for and influence potential opportunities before the organization had them so that they would be ready to take action as soon as feasible.
By being ready in advance and urging his
team to look at the situation as an opportunity to make well-planned, positive, and sustainable changes, Marcello
organization's ability to get funding and help hundreds of people in their darkest hours.