The adventure in question is my first-time sabbatical which runs through early September.
I’m taking this time to reboot, and to see what bubbles up. And I hope to return with a practice for personal nourishment firmly in place, and the confidence and ability to mesh that more effectively with my job. That’s the work behind the work I want to do better.
Andy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, and facilitation. Along with training people to raise money,
Andrea Kihlstedt writes, speaks and coaches about campaign campaign fundraising.
Do you dream of a board composed of wealthy people with wealthy friends, people who are fearless about asking those friends for big gifts?
Unless you’re very lucky (and these types of boards come with their own challenges), that’s not your board. So, looking beyond that fantasy, what’s your Plan B?
How about a board filled with committed people who give as much as they can, and who tell your story in a deeply personal and compelling way?
Guest blogger, Dennis Fischman left a senior management position at a nonprofit organization to found Communicate! Consulting.
We love talking with friends. We hate going to meetings. Why?
Too often at meetings and conferences, we’re listening to people we don’t know, talking about an agenda that doesn’t matter to us.
With friends, we can share not only thoughts and plans, but hopes and dreams–the things that make us get out of bed in the morning–the things that make us human.
If only we could invite people to bring their whole humanity to the conference room. But how? Ask these three questions.