The crucial way to fundraising for nonprofit or for-profit goals is interactions. People associate with others as part of their work and life and pursue to build stronger and more varied connections.
Expanding your outreach to build a new business/nonprofit, project or chance all sores down to people. And there is a big difference between getting the opportunity to meet with someone bulging and building and maintaining that relationship. Evolving multiple touchpoints with these new relationships are key by focusing on individuals within your circle who can assist you.
These are three of the main personalities traits one must cultivate to be successful.
If you are the “Peer,” you may assist in a similar position or organization to others. CEOs of challenging companies often know each other well, as do politicians or investors with a similar focus. The world is involved in thousands of these matches. This type of relationship can be developed at all levels, but most frequently when you are in a position to make decisions that affect others and can make your own opportunities. Many of your relations may be transactional in nature. You may want to modify some of your relationships to focus on other matters than just work and develop a focus that feels more rewarding. You may find more value for yourself from serving in the role of the Peer where these same relationships can benefit or expand to help others.
If you are the “Social,” then you slope, so to speak, in circles where your friends and family have an impact. Your relationships go deeper than in the world of business, and your network repeatedly increases because of social situations. When people get to know you in contexts outside of their regular days, such as at a friend’s wedding, college reunion, or during a beach vacation, you develop a trust that, because it is external, gives you significant value. Your relationships are often the reason you are given opportunities in your career. Though you can’t “buy” these relationships, your role often in these business or charity discussions centers on understanding the passions and desires of others, and whether what is being presented to you would resonate with people you know.
If you are the “Leverage,” it’s because people need and want you convoluted in something.This is crucial because without your association others won’t step up and fully join a project. They may approve it, or show up, but it doesn’t become their passion or the next point of importance in their career. If people think about what they will lose, you highlight what they will gain. You have developed both trust and weight in your actions.
To connect smartly, you have to widen your circle and establish contacts to position your relationship in a way where you can maintain it during the ups and downs of business interactions.
Don’t let your own embarrassments or issues get in the way of learning about your new contacts. The more you know about each other, the stronger your relationship can progress.
Always offer a different perspective and have a value that can be strengthened and help you achieve your goals. Taking on a new task can be daunting, but the people you surround yourself with can make it all possible.