Most of us hope to leave a legacy – for our families, communities, those we serve, our world… And many of you reading this have an even more unique opportunity to leave a mark.
As a development professional (in many cases, this includes executive/volunteer leadership), you have the chance to be a part of three legacies:
- The Legacy of the Funder. It’s your job to help funders and leaders move from success to significance. That cannot happen without you.
- Your Personal Legacy (or Brand). Think of this as the positive energy, attitude and optimism you bring to your team every day.
- The Mentorship Legacy. Every great leader and every great sales professional became great because of hard work AND because of great models. Be intentional about this legacy. Your impact will not be contained to your organization – it will multiply (for better or worse) as the next generation assumes leadership to be for impact.