Don't be a fundraising magpie in 2011!
First reading round up of the year

'Smile & Move' your way to success

I've been a big fan of 'Smile & Move' and their philosophy for a long time.  I've used their resources in a number of talks and absolutely love the video at the bottom of the page (even though it's a couple of years old and has ads in it now!)

They just sent me an e-mail that I wanted to share with you, as I think it's a good reminder of what's important in leadership, fundraising and life...

"I want to encourage you to Love Your People.

"Who are your people? Everyone who’s important to you… your family… your friends… your colleagues… your customers, patients, team, students. These are your people (and you’re theirs).

"And love? It’s care.

"And care? It’s attention and contribution (what you give, what you do). It’s kindness, patience, generosity, and truth. It’s encouraging, apologetic, forgiving, and thankful.

"We’ve let too much get between us (each other) and the reasons we’re here. We’ve allowed ourselves to slip into a state of busy distraction – seeking the complex instead of embracing the simple. It’s time to stop going through the motions with our days (hours, minutes). We need to give more and enjoy more."

The e-mail was to promote their new "Love your people" booklet and if you're looking for some inspiration or something to give to your staff, volunteers or clients then it could be just the ticket.

Enjoy the video...