Curbing Mission Creep

By Kim JonkerWilliam Meehan III
Stanford Social Innovation Review
2008 Vol. 6 Issue 1 Pages 60-65.

Despite temptations to broaden its focus, the Rural Development Institute has remained single-mindedly devoted to its mission. As a result, the organization has helped 400 million poor farmers around the world take ownership of some 270 million acres of land – all on a modest budget.