The first month of 2019 is almost over.
Have you taken a breath?
With so much focus on forward movement - the next donor meeting, the next gift, the next campaign - we hereby give you permission to reflect.
Think of one moment of pure, bubbly, insanely happy joy from 2018.
Do it right now...
How can you make more of this joy in 2019 and fill it with all of your favorite things?
If you need some inspiration, check out our latest podcast. We review our very favorite books, movies, places, wine, food, advice, realizations and generous moments from 2018.
Here are a few to get you started:
We're obsessed with Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri. This letter to our first woman president spotlights the way we think about powerful women, challenges us to embrace emotions (yes, even at work) and reminds us to trust our gut.
P.S. Jennifer is our keynote speaker for UPLIFT! If you're a woman in development, register today!
One of my favorite places on earth is the Raggeds Wilderness in Colorado. Backpacking this summer, we were lucky enough to catch a meteor shower on a moonless night. My photographer husband, Brian, took some truly stunning photos...
We're passing on one of our favorite pieces of 2018 advice:
You're a big deal.
But it's not something the fundraising profession encourages.
You spend most of your time behind the scenes - quietly kicking ass - with little to no celebration of your awesomeness.
So, here's to you, BIG DEAL!
You're why we started Fundraisers' Monthly. You raise money that changes the world.
Wishing you so much success and an amazing 2019!
Jenna & Nancy