. . . to better engage your Board;
. . . to reinvigorate your institution’s social media presence;
. . . to make your direct mail solicitations more compelling;
. . . to do something about climate change;
. . . to get on the road and visit with donors more;
. . . to begin that exercise plan;
. . . to recruit for open positions more effectively;
. . . to lead more inclusively;
. . . to save for the future;
. . . to be more mindful and present;
. . . to . . . ?
In the advancement world (and mostly, life in general), it can seem like everything is needed yesterday and what little we can do today can feel worthless. We are regularly told by bosses, by media outlets, by social media, by the world writ large, that it’s “too late.”
“We needed the gift commitments for that project yesterday.”
“We have already passed the breaking point.”
“Saving now for retirement is useless.”
“They should have been building those relationships with donors 10 years ago.”
These types of statements rarely are fully accurate and never paint the whole picture.
Things worth doing take time. And patterns of unhealthy and unhelpful behaviors can be reversed. Significant, positive change almost always happens in the small, consistent decisions and behaviors made in each moment.
Hard to see, but easy to feel. And, right now is never too late.
This article was originally posted on Jason’s Blog in August 2022. To read more, visit www.jasonmcneal.com.