The very best, most successful advancement folk never confuse what they do with how they do it.
You aren’t a fundraiser. You aren’t a gift officer. You aren’t a relationship-builder. You aren’t even a development professional (whatever that might mean!). Those are all examples of how you do your work.
When you work exceptionally well, what you do is far more important than any of those titles.
Fundamentally, you promote the joys of giving. You make our world better by encouraging everyone you come into contact with to be more generous. You operationalize caring for others.
You are a broker for hope in a world that surely needs more.
Embrace that role and your job becomes a calling. And your work becomes a cause.
Originally posted September 2020 on www.jasonmcneal.com