In the good ole summertime!

by Marcy Heim on June 28, 2023

So often you are told not to “cultivate” TOO LONG! Get to that ask for goodness sake!

Actually, real people can take real time with other real people – your spouse, your kids, your friends, your DONORS!

Take REAL time to be REAL with each other!
Marcy, Regina & Amy

What do I mean?

  • Take in a ball game.
  • Go to an outside summer concert.
  • Eat ice cream.
  • Play pickleball. (So long as losing is ok)
  • Linger over a LOOOOONNNG iced coffee.
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Walk the dogs together.

So how do you really DO this? 

Last week all the AFP’s in Wisconsin got together for a day of learning. I particularly enjoyed and learned from, Amy Wong, whose session was, “Creating Meaningful Connections in an Over-Connected World!” Regina Lloren McConnell, East Madison Community Center and a long-time friend, decided we would capture our out-of-town guest and take her for a beer on the Wisconsin Union Terrace. In Amy’s honor, I hope this content is skimmable, curated, and tells you a story.

We had a wonderful time.

We told stories – about life, what’s important, our feelings.

You can enjoy your donors - there doesn't have to be an agenda.

There was no check off list! Just a real authentic sharing.

Marcy, Amy, Regina

You can enjoy time with your donors the very same way. (Just not too many beers.)

You will, however, discover that the conversations DO drift to your non-profit.  Why? Because you are after the money???? NO!  Because you all sincerely DO VALUE your mission and your work and it’s meaningful and fun to share!

So there you have it! It’s summer.

Get away from your screen and GO PLAY!!!

Invest in JOY®

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