What is “Normal?”
When will everything be back to normal?
This is what people are looking for now.
Gaining popularity is #NewNormal.
The last few months has been anything but “normal.”
Going forward there is no “normal,” and there has never been “normal.”
There has only been what we’ve grown accustomed to (and perhaps way too comfortable with).
The experience has influenced and even changed us in some, if not many, ways.
There are two important questions to ask:
- What have I stopped doing, and will continue to not do?
- What have I started doing, and will continue to do?
These two questions point past a “new normal” to a re-invented, re-imagined, re-invigorated, re-focused, and/or re-energized self, retirement, and future.
Looking ahead at what is to come, more important than the economy and the market is who you decide to become because of this experience.
Who you are and who you are becoming matters more than money and all other things that none of us can control!
Answering these questions for yourself as a leader and development professional could be the difference-maker for you and with your donors.
In your donor conversations, share your answers to these questions and ask them the same questions.
You may be surprised by what you hear, and even better, you may just deepen your relationship with your most important donors.
Therefore, don’t simply let this moment pass with a sigh of relief that you made it through it (and it is not “over”).
Let this experience shape you into the better person, leader, professional, and fundraiser, by caring about the person ahead of the fundraising goal.
Due to the overwhelming response there will be an encore presentation of: Leadership, Communication and Fundraising in Times of Crisis.
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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw