The simple question is, do you make money? But the better question is, are you successful? Financial success is a lagging indicator and on its own does not equate to maximum return on investment. To ensure you’re reaching your full potential, you need early indicators of progress. It’s often too late by the end of the quarter or year to make substantial course adjustments. Beyond that, growth and sustainability is key to your long-term success. And if you are a community based or public service organization, the ability to effectively manage your budget and provide the greatest ROI on tax dollars or donations is crucial.