On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9-11, my wife and I participated in a fund raiser for Our Military Kids. Thousands of dollars were raised to assist the children of National Guard, Reserve, Wounded & Fallen Warrior families.
Fund raisers and other such activities are also opportunities to practice your leadership and group facilitation skills. Prizes must be gathered or gifts solicited from organizations willing to contribute to your favorite cause. Refreshments need to be made or ordered. Advertising and ticket sales managed. Small groups and teams emerge to successfully pull off these events and more often than not all the ‘elbow grease’ that’s needed is supplied by volunteers.
So the next time you find yourself between projects, consider finding a worthy cause to assist. Oh yes, at such fund raising events you may also find yourself networking with other like-minded, generous, and fun-loving individuals too. And aren’t these folks the shakers and the movers you’d like to work with one day?