Cooked supper for the family. Ok, I’ll admit this is a bit of a cheat as I love to barbecue. Wrote a sympathy card to a former teacher of my son’s who experienced a great loss. Also cleaned up a big mess just because my wife asked.
I wrote this on Sasha Dichter’s blog the other day.
In my humble opinion, it is up to each of us to make sure we connect often with the constituents of the organization we’re serving. Sometimes, we have to create a new path to do that.
The more I think about this, I think that just connecting with the constituents of the organization you’re serving isn’t enough. I think that you have to initiate that contact at some level.
If you don’t, only the most vocal members or clients will be the ones who are heard. There are far more quiet members than loud members.
Also, initiating contact transforms your thoughts into giving thoughts. If you are contacted, you’re reacting. But if you make contact, you are opening a door to help someone.
Oh, and it doesn’t cost anything either.