We bring on board members with high hopes and expectations. They tell us they have a passion for the mission and want to help. They gladly sign the roles and responsibilities agreement.
At a minimum, it states they will attend meetings, volunteer at events and programs, make a financial gift, support the fundraising efforts of the organization, take part in strategic planning sessions, and be an ambassador of the cause around town. We believe them. We trust them .
When was the last time you received a handwritten letter? Not an invitation or thank-you card, I’m talking about a handwritten, personal letter written on paper. If you’re like most Americans, it’s probably been a while. The art of writing letters, and writing in general, has fallen by the wayside. We live in a world of smart phones, emails, text messages, Zoom, and LinkedIn. Handwriting feels foreign to most of us. When we do write, our sentences are chock-full of acronyms