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#Gratitude Circa 2017

2017 is starting off with a bang. December 22 I started a vacation that took me to Bangkok cooking classes, resting at the beach in Hua Hun, New Year’s Eve overlooking Antarctica and a foodie and museum tour of Singapore. I am grateful to Wendy Ong and Sanjeev Jayasinghe – fellow fundraisers and CASE Institute alumni – who moved part of my Thailand experience to the beach and for hosting me. I am grateful to be able to take a travel vacation. I’ve got a great life that has led exactly to where I should be in 2017.

Gratitude will be my theme. Enough with the “first world problem” complaints. Wendy and I talked about a Campaign of Attitudes at work and home. Our positive attitudes will shine on our colleagues and be reflected back. We have chosen not to go down the negative path or be drawn into challenges without solutions – immediate and thoughtfully. We’re calling it a Campaign of Attitudes and we will be leading by example. 

Then on day one of 2017 Chris Brogan and Seth Godin posts appeared in my inbox at the same time. Their posts always show up when I need them most. Their timing is impeccable and I’m grateful for that.

Seth talked about choice – 

Attitude is the most important choice any of us make.

  Chris reprises his “My 3 Words” exercise. 

Choose 3 words we can use to guide us forward to more success in the coming year.

I am grateful for the simplicity and ease of their suggestions and counsel. Less complication is good. 

I am working on my 3 words and attitude. If I feel my choices and attitude can inspire or assist you, I’ll share them here and on my social media accounts. 

For now I’d like to say thank you for reading and sharing my posts and wish you all you want in 2017 – knowing you can make it so if you choose. 

January 4, 2017 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Pushiness a la Seth Godin

Pushiness is in the eye of the beholder. Generosity requires that we be aware of how the other person is feeling about the forward motion we’re trying to make.

Continue Reading December 5, 2016 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

Lust & Love List

listI have been building this list for a little while and decided to share their inspiration. People make my Lust & Love list because they:

  • Make me think – great brain sex
  • Have a distinct POV and not afraid to share it
  • Inspire creativity and/or make laugh, feel good

This is a list in no particular order – cause I can’t show preference.

September 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm Leave a comment

Seth Godin on Rejection – Hello Fundraisers!

More important, focus on the unstated reasons that drive most rejections. And most important: Shun the non-believers and sell to people who want to go on a journey with you.

Continue Reading May 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

#Fundraising via Seth Godin

I loved this post from Seth “What Investors Want”. But I thought it applied to fundraisers as well. See my track changes to his original blog post.

Continue Reading February 9, 2016 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Seth Godin on Change – Are You Team Offense or Team Defense?

For nonprofit organizations and fundraisers – I think this is an easy take away and something to think about when we’re in a meeting “talking” about change. Who’s on D and O? How can we work together to win the game – which is focused on our mission, donor centered work, community and people. You can’t play on a team as a loner….pick a side and plan to collaborate.

Continue Reading October 23, 2015 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

Seth Godin – Brace for Impact

Always inspiring – Seth Godin

Brace for Impact

All the clenching and imagining and playacting and anxiety—our culture has fooled us into thinking that this is a good thing, that it’s a form of preparation.

It’s not. It’s merely experiencing failure in advance, failure that rarely happens.

When you walk around braced for impact, you’re dramatically decreasing your chances.

Read the entire blog post here.

July 31, 2014 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Heart Seth Godin – Fundraisers Anthem

The artists who dances on the edge – by Seth Godin. I think it is a fundraisers or nonprofiteers anthem.

Continue Reading July 9, 2014 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Mission Moment Preparedness

In yesterday’s post on Delighting in the Weird, I suggested we create the weird through mission moment preparedness at Board meetings. Mission moment preparedness is all about empowering Board members’ understanding of, engaging in and helping them share the mission – anytime, anywhere, with anyone. The idea is to create and practice scenarios where Board members can get comfortable sharing your mission. I hope we agree mission moments should be a part of every Board meeting – if not you can save some time and stop reading now. 🙂

Continue Reading January 6, 2014 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Delighting in the Weird

Dontcha just love getting Seth Godin’s posts via email? Sunday was Delight in the Weird. Well he had me at “weird”. I always considered myself an outlier or weirdo…I read his blog and usually find a way to apply it to my fundraising, nonprofit work. This post is no exception.

Continue Reading January 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm Leave a comment

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