The organization should commit to its financial soundness as a component of its mission. Unless it is designed to cease to be in the short term because its mission is accomplished, it must give assurances and behave as if it is never-ending. Funders, staff, volunteers and most of all, clients cannot come to depend upon an organization that is not committed to being there in the long term. The organization must be able to attest that is conducts operations prudently so that it can provide the services and growth that will lead to a successful operation. It must take a most serious look at the role that sound financial management plays in its ability to serve clients or provide services.