Fundraisers might as well carry around a fire extinguisher all day. There often is no such thing as “winning the day.” It’s more about survival. After putting out small fires at rapid pace during work, home life — with its own pressures and obligations — seldom offers a reprieve. Fatigue sets in as the cycle continues over and over.
Diane Lloyd, executive coach at Inspired Results Group, offered means of breaking that cycle during her session, “Thriving as a Fundraising Professional in Work and in Life,” at an Association of Fundraising Professionals’ international fundraising conference in New Orleans, La. The presentation focused on strategies to succeed on the job while reducing stress. Suggestions included:
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