A reminder from Phoebe this week; always be evangelizing.
Gaining internal support doesn’t mean you’ll keep internal support.
Getting the new staff hire or platform you wanted isn’t an indefinite pass to everlasting support from your organization.
Resources are limited and you’re not the only department lobbying for more.
If you slow down while you’re ahead, others will soon catch up.
You’ve got to work hard at this every single day. This means you need to bring a ferocious, infectious, passion for community to every meeting.
It means you need to bring fresh, engaging, and valuable stories from community members at every opportunity.
It means you need to work your ass off to build stronger relationships, educate people on the benefits, and deliver the value they need to see from the community each month.
No, it’s not in your job description. But if you want to keep your job, no wait..if you want to thrive in your job, this is what it takes.
It’s really hard work. Better get started.