Tuesday, July 3, 2018

5 "super skills" you need!

Have you been thinking about the various challenges of the evolving workplace? According  to an article I recently read on Fast Company's website, "The workplace of today and the future looks quite different due to technology, the economy, the environment, and politics, according to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a not-for-profit think tank that helps organizations plan for the future." Here is a list of the 5 skills:

1. Personal Brand
2. Digital Fluency
3. A Tribe
4. Make Sense of Complexity
5. Resilience

The article, although brief, started me down the path of having a larger conversation with workers of all size, including those individuals just starting in their careers as well as those who are moving into more senior roles.

This list of five traits offers us great qualities indeed for building Fundraising Savy!


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Avoiding Burnout / 5 steps

This article speaks volumes about what we can do whether working exclusively as #entrepreneurs , #fundraising professionals, or #volunteers. I carefully considered the 35 and arrived at a 5 step summary that quotes the language of the 35 (except where I added my own): 1. Define what is important to you (and prioritize what really matters). 2. Establish boundaries. 3. Sleep. 4. Stay active. 5. Find a hobby that let's you unplug. I challenge you - in a friendly non-violent way - to read the article and identify your list of five steps!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Feeling inspired!

I want to thank everyone who joined us for the inaugural International Women's Day Happy Hour Celebration hosted by yours truly and Della Rae. We had a great turnout and sent our phenomenal women away feeling inspired. Watch this space and others for additional information and pictures from the event! 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy International Women's Day and More #FundraisingSavvy!

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I'm back. And you? Here with me. Today, I celebrate International Women's Day at a Happy Hour Celebration that I am hosting with my friend Della Rae. We will be welcoming 50 or so other phenomenal women. Visit http://dellarae.net/iwd-2018/ to learn more.

In the meantime, I'm working on a series of blogs that will entertain and delight. If I've done my job well, they will also inform and incite (and add insight). It's time for change in how we do fundraising, philanthropy, equity, and inclusion.