EDUCATION, NETWORKING & AWARENESS
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Time certainly does fly.
It’s already August, which seems impossible, but for many, this time of year is about new starts, beginnings, and some excitement mixed with tears.
I want to lead off with saying thank you! Thank you for the incredible work you do for the fantastic organization, for which you work. Thank you for your dedication, the late hours, the new ideas, the excitement, and most importantly, the passion you bring to your work every day. You truly inspire me!
It is incredibly humbling for me to serve as the President for this association of nonprofit professionals and fundraisers. If you are new to WSPN, welcome, it is an incredible group. WSPN is a vibrant community of development professionals contributing to a wide variety of perspectives and experiences, and will understand the challenges you face in ways that perhaps you may not yet!
I highly encourage you to attend our educational events and social opportunities. In the educational sessions I’ve attended, folks have encouraged that each professional should have their own board of directors. WSPN will offer you the best of our field to become your friends, your support, possibly your colleagues, and perhaps even your “Board.”
There are some exciting things in store for WSPN this year, and again, I hope you will get involved, attend sessions, and share your feedback. This group can only serve all of you, the members, with your input on what would better support you in your career both in the day to day and in your long term goals.
Brene Brown inspires me regularly, but I recently read this quote from her and thought of all my fellow fundraisers. “You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot have both.” I have never met a rockstar nonprofit person (LIKE YOU!) that wasn’t making a daily choice to be courageous.
Have a wonderful week, and as I remind my little one as she goes to school each day – Be Kind, Be Brave!