I’m in the field of fundraising and I realize that everyone cannot always give more. It’s just not fiesable. Know why? Because some years are better than others and, in a good year, knowing that my organization is a priority is amazing. But, when someone gives in a bad year, it’s out of sacrifice. That is where true affinity lies; in the bad years. So, though I’m definitely appreciative of those who consistently give at high levels every year, I’m even more appreciative of those who give consistently, rain or shine. That speaks volumes to the impact that the organization either has had on their lives or the impact that the donor believes the organization can have on the future.
Internalize your profession. Feel it. It’ll make you a better _________(fill in the blank with your title).
Make professional development a priority.