Here are 3 reasons that you should question your need for an expert.
2 - Who is the expert? Maybe experience is the proper measure. Well, think about the experiences of most experts. Does the expert have 10 years' experience, or one year's experience 10 times?
3 - Why do we assume that everybody's experiences are the same? Can we really apply the lessons of one experience to another one? Do you think your donors want to be treated as though their experiences were all the same? No, personal experiences are unique, just like people.
There may be times when it is helpful to have an "informed opinion" to help guide your plans and activities. And a trained person can help you process your work.
But the best solutions are the ones that are the result of honest, patient and thoughtful discussions and deliberations among your folks. Think twice about when and why you need "the expert." It may be those sitting right next to you.