I am surrounded by all things World Cup.
Tansley – Nemean League Champs
My husband is English by birth and played football (soccer) all his life, including semi-pro, until he immigrated to Canada. He is football mad (in a stiff-upper-lip sort of way). And by far his happiest moment in life was being at Wembley for the win in ’66.
My daughter is working in Brazil, where the Copa Mundial is being played in 12 venues across the country. The entire population is going completely louco.
And although I’m not a massive fan, I’m still hoping Team USA wins because Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin of Seattle Sounders FC (from my hometown) are playing!
So naturally, I’m thinking about lessons fundraisers can use from the beautiful game.
You’re part of a team. Your team may comprise your area of fundraising, your entire fundraising team, or your nonprofit. And even if you are in a one-person shop, you still have a team – your board, champions and volunteers. A great Fußball team capitalizes on the individual strengths of each player to create a strong, synergistic whole.