In today’ world, you have GPS systems that help you travel. Just about anything you want to try is on YouTube. It is rare that you need to call someone for directions or instruction, or ask someone how they made
Now you are creating your own story of success. As you begin to measure these, then you will start to find success beyond just the dollars you bring in, you will find success in your skills. As you improve your skills, you will become more equipped to assist your colleagues in improving their skills. This will improve the success of your team. This can become a story you can share for that next opportunity.
Sportscasters would define him as a natural talent, and Michael Jordan would quickly correct them and explain how he had to work everyday to be the best, and if he couldn’t he stepped aside (ref: his brief baseball career). In his words, “My practice habits were great”.
Fundraising needs to be part of the culture. When a member of the team shares a story about a life impacted, that is the start of fundraising. When a front desk volunteer greets visitors and vendors with a smile and shares a program flyer, that is the start of fundraising. To make fundraising part of your culture is to connect the start with the development team at the finish.
Sales or Fundraising, revenue generation is stressful and it is imperative that the environment is positive. Here are 4 things that you can do that help create a positive environment, contribute to the success of your team, and ultimately your success.