Bottom line, this is a useful and practical way to pass on important knowledge and experience to the new MGO who is joining your team. You’ll benefit when you Buddy Up!
How active has the younger generation of fundraisers been in reaching out to their more experienced peers? And how actively have we, the older generation of fundraisers, opened ourselves to the younger generation?
A recent memorial service had a big impact on me. It helped me to pause and think to myself, “Jeff, who do you really want to be? Are you living the life you intended to live?”
To experienced nonprofit professionals: value and help your younger staff – we need them. To younger fundraisers: build our trust in you, and stick around – we’ll reward you, and you’ll advance your careers.