On Sundays I enjoy reading the New York Times and never miss Corner Office. His advice on qualities in people Conductor prefers to hire is spot on for fundraisers and qualities we should possess.
1. A sense of self-awareness. People “who are very in touch with what they are doing right and what they could be doing better.” As a practice, you should always be striving to better you engagement strategies and to reach more diverse audiences. Twitter can help you find lots of smarties and communities of fundraisers who are endeavoring to work better.
2. “You need to be committed to your own self improvement.” Do you have a mentor? Blogs you are following? Have you picked up the phone and spoken with a respected colleague? Or sent an email? Most in our profession are willing to help.