As a fundraiser your time is not your own. You know that. Despite what you were told about building and executing a program, everyone seems to be putting their oar in—and usually not in a productive way.
To keep an even keel, you must navigate the uncertain waters of board advice and sudden changes in management direction.
Here are a few suggestions on dealing with both
- When you’re dealing with program folks or management you must learn to manage up. You’re looking for ways for them to take ownership in what they’re expecting.
- When it’s a board member who has the latest “bright idea”, the key is to get this person on your side, to get a broader perspective.
Building effective teams—by managing up or enlisting the support and guidance of others can be learned. We teach both of these concepts and much more in our on-demand fundraising platform, The Oracle League. With the monthly live coaching calls, we can get down to the nitty gritty.