Your Perfect Day: Picture It and Make It Happen

If you could paint a picture of the perfect day at your organization, what things would you envision?

Use the following questions as a guide to help you paint your perfect day.

IMG_20141020_101547What does it look like? What does the atmosphere feel like?

Who are you having conversations with?

What is your message? What’s the-word-on-the-street about you?

Who is your audience? What are they saying? What do you need them to do? How are they responding?

What are staff and volunteers doing? How do they feel about what they’re doing? Can they see how their work fits into the bigger picture? What are they telling others about their work?

What is your team saying about you? Each other? What are you saying about them?

What are other departments saying about you?

Who’s on board with you? What are they investing? What are you giving them?

Who is your typical donor? What’s their story? Why do they give to you? What challenges are they facing?

Who are your corporate partners? How do your values align with theirs? What are they doing for you? What are you doing for them? How are their employees involved with you?

What services/products are you offering? Which stories are you telling about them? Which stories do your supporters tell about them?

If you were to begin painting the picture of the perfect day today, which tools do you need? Which colours do you need? Where do you apply short strokes? Long strokes? Who do you need to come on board with you?

Are you willing to roll up your sleeves to make it happen, how committed are you?

Are you caught up in busy activities without really knowing what you are working toward? Envision your perfect day, then build solid strategies to take you there.

The purpose of this blog is to facilitate discussions that will help us all to better engage with our communities. Your participation and feedback are most welcomed and valued. Please join the discussion below.

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