As we prepare to close out the year, I reflect on how remarkable 2016 has been for me—because of you. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you. Thank you for visiting my website and for reading my blogs. Thank you for your referrals and spreading the word about me. Thank you for attending my seminars and for the kind words you left. Most importantly, though, THANK YOU to all of my amazing clients for the trust and faith you have placed in me and for the opportunity to deliver on my promise to you.
In my short time of entrepreneurship, I have been fortunate to serve an array of clientele that included: training staff at a 125-year-old nonprofit in Atlanta on how to use the sophisticated fundraising software Raiser’sEdge; strategizing on fundraising mechanisms and grant writing for a filmmaker and movie director in Detroit; developing an effective fundraising campaign for a nonprofit in Flint that services schoolchildren affected by the water crisis, and; grant writing and strategic planning for a grassroots nonprofit formed by two freshmen at Wayne State University striving to culturally enrich students of the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), to name a few. I continue to be amazed at the ideas, creativity, drive, and passion that my clients have toward their causes– I have an incredible admiration toward them.
The process of “thanking” has become an art of sorts to me, and is ingrained in every corner of my life both personally and professionally. I was fortunate enough to receive exceptional training in this art form during my tenure as a nonprofit professional, and I continually strive to learn and adopt new approaches to expressing my gratitude to those most deserving. Whether its penning a personalized letter or note card, mentioning them on my social media, sending a digital greeting card, or simply picking up the phone, I take immense pride in just thanking people—and with a smile of course!
If 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that the next day, moment, or minute isn’t guaranteed, and so we should tell people how much we love them—and thank them for how they’ve made us feel. Please leave a note below and share what you’re thankful for this season, I’d love to hear all about it!
So again, in the spirit of holiday cheer and goodwill—thank you.
Until next time my friend, take care.
Yours In Service,