The Power of One
I was recently coaching a fraternity president whose chapter has languished for years under terrible leadership and is on the edge of folding. My encouragement was: "It can begin with you, and a turnaround can happen. But it has to begin with you—and you have to make some tough calls and work very hard." The power of one. And the challenge of one!
Let's celebrate the power of one—the difference that we all can make. And let's accept the challenge of the power of one—that it is up to us, each day, in big and small ways.
Let's make it happen!
Looking for Jeff? You'll find him either on the lake, laughing with good friends, or helping nonprofits develop to their full potential.
Jeff believes that successful fundraising is built on a bedrock of relevant, consistent messaging; sound practices; the nurturing of relationships; and impeccable stewardship. And that organizations that adhere to those standards serve as beacons to others that aspire to them. The Bedrocks & Beacons blog will provide strategic information to help nonprofits be both.
Jeff has more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience and is a member of the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board.