Many of us interact through social media, which can be a great tool to stay in contact, but it doesn’t foster deep connection. For example, I might see on Facebook that my cousin Sara just had a baby. I find myself thinking “Oh wow, cousin Sara just had a baby, how nice.” Now I feel connected to her since I am informed about her situation. I also might reach out and say, “Congrats” on her Facebook page.
Five years ago, in May of 2012, I found myself a couch potato, overweight and not happy with many things in my life. I had begun walking for exercise, but my feet were constantly hurting and causing me pain, thus influencing my mindset of “do I really want to exercise”. I walked into my neighborhood Fleet Feet Running Store, simply to get fitted for a nice pair of walking shoes.
A few weeks ago, I returned from my summer vacation, though it may not be the vacation you expected to hear about. I spent a week driving, camping, hiking and running through three of the most beautiful national parks our country has to offer – alone.
I used to wonder what in the world people were doing. Did you ever feel that way? Why is that girl wearing an earring in her nose? Why does that guy have tattoos all over his body? What’s with the purple hair? Or the multi-colored finger nail polish? I just didn’t get it
If you’re a regular blog reader of ours, your first thought upon seeing the title of this week’s blog may have been “what the heck is this about?” Well, I happen to love, love, love blueberries and here’s why:
One of our clients called me last Friday and said: “I’m tired.” I assured her that I could relate – after all, it was the end of the day and the end of a long week.
“No, I don’t mean just ‘tired,’” she continued. “I mean, I’m spent. I’m fatigued. I feel like every morning when I wake up, there’s less gas in the tank than there was the day before.”
When I recently attended a group lunch meeting, the person sitting next to me greeted me by saying, “So how is everything in your bubble?”
FEAR------- INTER-FEARING with ACTION...
I recently attended a memorial service for one of my first mentors in this “development world”, Charles W. Patterson, III, or “Charlie” as he was known to most.
My very first job in college athletics fundraising, as the junior person on staff, was the “keeper of the benefits chart.” You’ve seen a benefits chart – that list of rewards available to donors...
What I’ve finally figured out what must happen to produce fundraising success!
We’ve given ourselves the challenge to have you see something you’ve not seen before, read something you’ve not read before, hear something you’ve not heard before and even learn something you’ve not learned before...
Back when I started my career in higher education, I didn’t think about having a mentor, coach, mastermind, etc. They were not the rage like they are today!
What can a development officer learn from a “Top Gun” pilot?
“I’m a people person.” That’s what he said. He was about 68 years old sitting solo at a table at an isolated winery/brewery drinking a beer and reading a local paper.