Friday, December 16, 2016

12 Days of Gifting - Day 5

Today’s Gift: Team Building for Your Nonprofit Organization
(Gift Value: $500 in services)  

12 Days of Gifting continues and today is Day 5! For 12 days I’ll be getting into the holiday spirit by giving gifts to leaders like you! That's it. No sales pitch or up-sell. It’s just one person offering cheerful service to another.

Today's Gift is for the leadership team of a nonprofit organization or charity group.

If the focus of your nonprofit organization or charity group is to raise money for a particular cause then you need to think and operate like a business. I’m not talking about smaller benefit groups that set up a table at community events and ask for spare change, but rather those organizations that produce large-scale events for fundraising and to build awareness.

Often times these organizations have key people who are paid employees but they still rely heavily on volunteers who give time and energy selflessly because they believe in the organization’s mission and want to serve a higher purpose. While these volunteers are aligned through like vision and involved by shared passion, it’s important for leadership to remember that these individuals are there because they want to be and not because they have to be. In other words, the person (volunteer) - not the organization (business) - decides how much or how little time and energy is given and can ultimately walk away at any point.

Nonprofit groups that fail to grow or collapse do so, many times, because they expect their volunteers to give and give and give endlessly. They operate under the false assumption that these volunteers have an infinite supply of time, energy, and passion to be given to the cause - just because. But this line of thinking only brings disaster. There must be an equal exchange to create a win/win environment where everyone benefits.

How do you keep people involved and working hard to achieve goals when monetary compensation isn’t a motivator?

This is where I can help you.

When we work together, I’ll show you how to build the team that’s right for your nonprofit organization, keep your volunteers involved and motivated, and you’ll learn how to recruit more of the right people so your organization grows in strength and profits.

It's time to step up and take action!

Contact me here and tell me in 200 words how 'team building for your nonprofit organization' will enable you to be of greater service to others. Essentially, how will this gift help you to, in turn, help others? 

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