Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One Year Anniversary of Fighting Crime

One year ago today, I started my first day at Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. In some ways, I know this is just the beginning. The world of nonprofit communications has been quite the adventure. Reflecting on the past year, here are a few lessons learned while “Fighting Crime”:
  • Take risks, even ones that take you thousands of miles from home. It is as scary as it is rewarding - and that makes it worth the risk.
  • You don’t know the meaning of “flooded inbox” until you receive 50+ daily Google Alerts.
  • Office culture is a balancing act.
  • It IS possible to do much with few resources. Thanks to social media, this is more possible for nonprofits than ever before.
  • Working for a small organization allows for greater opportunities - hiring interns, leading workshops -- but it also allows more opportunities to be humbled.
  • Mistakes happen. Forgiving and flexible supervisors create employees who will be forgiving and flexible in their careers.
  • Working with passionate people may mean longer hours; but at the end of the day, you’re working with passionate people - not robots.
Fighting Crime With (My) Words (April 18, 2010) via Digital Disciple
A Speedy Return (May 25, 2010) via Capital Comment


Patricia Desmond Biallas said...

Just look at all the wisdom you've obtained in just one year! Looking forward to seeing what you post after 2 years...3 years....and thereafter.

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