The way you communicate with others is so important. What you say can ignite their energy and creativity.
As I embark on developing a new nonprofit for elementary schoolchildren, I feel that igniting individuals to volunteer, participate or support our efforts in any way is critical to our success. This is the time when we need passionate, engaged supporters to help us be innovative and excited about the future. Motivating these individuals and helping them understand our mission and vision is a strategy that will expand our program in more Phoenix schools.
As a leader of this new venture, I feel it's important to foster a positive, productive atmosphere that shows people how they can contribute. Everyone wants to work for a winning team, and as a volunteer, people want to find a worthy purpose in which they enjoy devoting their free time. I think we are all happiest when we are doing something important, when we are working toward a mission larger than ourselves. Helping children for many of us would fulfill that desire.
It's a huge undertaking to start our own nonprofit, but one that I'm passionate about and hope that my excitement ignites others to get involved and make a difference.