What They Learned: Never believe that you're helpless or alone in your needs. Learn the importance of disagreeing: an organization that honors diverse perspectives will forge stronger action plans and will draw the best out of its members. Empower every member with leadership training and create multiple leadership positions. This creates not only a more capable general membership, but also an organizational depth that protects against burnout. Find out what you have in common with other groups and join forces with them on that ground.
Source: Rawe, Amy. "Mountain Doers," Hope magazine, July/August 2003, No.38, p.17.