Just saw a note from one year ago today (19 Oct 08) in my journal… from über-investor Warren Buffett:
“Be fearful when others are greedy.
Be greedy when others are fearful.”
My parallel thought goes like this:
Be ASKING when others are hiding.
Be ASKING even when others are asking.
JUST ASK. It was almost a year ago when the economy crashed and everyone in the nonprofit world panicked. I wrote NOW MORE THAN EVER, where I basically said that this too shall pass….. and then that every For Impact organization needed to stay in front of its best investors (not hide under the desk).
I guess the recession is “officially” over. Dow just went back to 10,000. However, there is still a ton of people without jobs; and, clearly, things will never go back to the way they were.
For most of us in the third sector the DEMAND for our services and support has dramatically increased.
NOW MORE THAN EVER… we need to be out with our best CHAMPIONS and PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS.
Go forth… and JUST ASK!