As we steam toward another year end, full-tilt in the “Season of Giving,” it’s easy to let the busy-ness of development work become all-consuming. So much to be done. And, all on a deadline of December 31.
During this hectic time, my hope is that you and the members of your team will take time to reflect on the great privilege we have in doing this good work.
To serve institutions that transform, save, or help lives each and every day would be, in and of itself, an uplifting work. But our work offers even more fulfillment. As development professionals, we are called to assist donors in their process of giving. Think about this for a moment. Helping others fulfill their need to give. There are few calls to service more commendable, more noble, or more rewarding.
During this holiday season, my best wish is that you will be reminded, perhaps again, about the awesomeness of this development work. It’s inspirational, and we should be too.