As non-profit professionals, we are reliant on so many to fulfill our mission.
We are constantly working to engage clients, staff, and board members. We are always looking for meaningful partners to collaborate with, and of course, we are always seeking donors who are as passionate about our mission as we are.
Sometimes we spend so much of our time managing relationships and looking forward to finding that NEW client, employee, board member, partner, donor, that sometimes we overlook all that is already happening. We forget to say thank you. A true authentic thank you.
Saying thank you can be done in so many ways... I am a bit old school and still love sending hand written notes. But a call to say, “I’m thinking about you” can go a long way, or an email with an article that reminded you of that person.
One way that you can share your gratitude to those that have helped you and your organization is through the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Nominations.
National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is on November 16, 2017 and is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the contributions that our neighbors who are active in philanthropy have made to our lives, our communities and our world.
I encourage you to take time this week to think about who you want to say thank you to and do it. And if there is someone extra special supporting your organization nominate them!
Nominations are accepted through September 1, 2017. http://www.afptriangle.org/national-philanthropy-day/national-philanthropy-day-nominations/