Good (February holiday) news department, and couldn’t we use some!
- The groundhog predicted an early spring.
- The Year of the Dragon means good fortune.
- Valentine’s Day reminds us to come from a place of love
- President’s Day gives a long weekend (in the U.S.) to relax
But one of my favorites, on February 17th, is little known, and perfect for the social benefit sector. It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to shower your donors — and everyone you can think of (co-workers, volunteers, family, friends and even strangers ) — with acts of kindness. Think about what you can do to make someone’s day. There’s no better way to build a loyal, loving relationship than to give more than you receive.
If you’re fortunate (and you will be because, after all, it’s the Year of the Dragon!), this issue of the Clairity Click-it will help you discover new ways to love your supporters. There’s no surer way to energize and enthuse yourself as you work towards guiding others on the pathway to passionate philanthropy. As always, you’ll find a range of voices from across the nonprofit world so you can resource, learn and digest at your own pace, coming to your own decisions.
Speaking of acts of kindness, I’ve also got a little piece of wisdom to share with you from Mr. Rogers:
“Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.”
As always, a big thank you to my sponsor, Bloomerang, for making it possible for me to spend the hours of time hunting, gathering and choosing the resources I believe will be most useful to you.
It is my sincere pleasure and honor to help you find the ideas, strategies, templates and tools you need to succeed.
Thank you for doing your vital work, and making our world a better place,
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