Coaching as a Tool to Break Through Today’s Fundraising Challenges
It is also important to note that coaches cannot work miracles by themselves. Coaching will only have an impact to the extent that the clients are committed to discovering opportunities that will move them forward on the road to success. Commitment will require work on the part of the client that goes beyond just showing up for scheduled sessions. It is crucial to have a belief in the process, the shared establishment of goals and strategies, and the willingness to change and be held accountable for making those changes.
What sounds like work is work, but such labor is not a burden when accomplishments become visible and goals become reality. Just hiring a coach will not be the proverbial “silver bullet” and won’t insulate fundraising leaders from the realities of life, but it can be a tremendous tool for nonprofit organizations as they aim to fortify their leaders with the passion and motivation that inspires others.
Top Five Reasons Nonprofit Leaders Work with a Business Coach
1. Effectively manage stress and make behavioral changes to promote productivity.
2. Align leadership demands with job responsibilities especially strategic planning and time management.
3. Support during major organizational transition.
4. Improve relationship and communication with board members.
5. Enhance employee job satisfaction to reduce costly staff turnover.
James Boyle is the founder oft Higher Potentials. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through www.higherpotentials.com