There are many advantages to being involved in the beginning of an organisation. Aims, objectives, values- those are real issues to be worked out, rather than corporate speak added in when fashionable.
Equal in importance to what we do is how we do it. How do we make sure that all voices are heard and valued? How do we present ourselves publically? How do we make people feel?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
How can we be most effective in doing what we want to do, given that we’re still a motley crew of volunteers with tuppence ha’penny of kind donations?
We’ve been working on strategy; now we’re working on a “How to” manual- a guide and support. A reminder to pause when we want to scream, to look for a way round road blocks rather than shouting at them, and to be professional without being corporate.
Because we know how we’ve been made feel.