Each edition of Links to Live Deliberately shares a handful of relevant links to help you “live deliberately” across the topics on this blog: non-profits, personal development, productivity, and social media.
I’m a pretty passionate advocate of nonprofits trying Friend-to-Friend or Social Fundraising techniques for their organizations. Having come out of the health fundraising world, I’ve seen the power of having supporters fundraising on your behalf. Mobilizing an army of passionate advocates for your organization can tap into thousands of dollars in unseen funds and link your organization to hundreds–if not thousands–of new supporters.
The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices – and as the Mobile Web and related start-ups continue to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options available to your nonprofit in coming years.
To be a purpose driven leader and reach your potential requires being a lifelong learner. I have found the best leaders place a high value on personal growth. They know if they focus on growth then they will always be moving to the next level of success. John Maxwell wisely said, “Growth today is an investment for tomorrow.” This happens when you make growth a lifelong habit.
Have you ever been in this situation? There’s been a meeting schedule. Everyone is on-time except for the person who has scheduled the meeting? Or your friends have invited you out for dinner. Only they show up half an hour later with no explanation given. How does that make you feel?
“Learn to say no to the good so you can say yes to the best.” - John C. Maxwell
I love this quote, but I struggle constantly with implementing it. It makes total sense, but as a persuader, my leadership style is to include and to invite more and more into the conversation and the huddle. I have a hard time saying no, because for me that feels like I am excluding someone. I’ve learned how to do this, but it still goes against my natural leadership style.