Reading Stewardship didn’t actually shift my values … instead, it was a bright illumination of my own thoughts about my role in life, about governance and management, about working in organizations and about serving my community. I’ve always been drawn to a life in the social change sector. Whether volunteering, working at a nonprofit, or serving nonprofits through my consulting practice, service has always been integrated into my life, never just an appendage to the other things that I do.
When did you last receive a sincere expression of gratitude for a gift? How would you rate yourself on the gratitude scale? What could your organization do today to increase its donor gratitude quotient?