We are getting ready for our 2nd Annual Gratitude for Grants on #Grantchat next week, November 25, 2014. We like to call it Grantchat Grantitude™!
As we head into the season of gratitude and giving we love reflect on the people, projects and events that have made a difference in our lives. We are going to include but go beyond the gratitude we have for grantmakers – especially when we get the grant award – to include gratitude for colleagues, challenges, changes, clients, policies and, dare we say it, the times we didn’t get funding. The act of being intentional about your gratitude for all the good in your life – large and small – serves as a strong foundation to keep us moving forward and optimistic in our good work of working for good!
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Q1: What are you grateful for today? this year? #grantchat
Q2: What does “Grant Gratitude” mean to you? #grantchat
Q3: How does your organization/client currently express “Grant Gratitude?” #grantchat
Q4: Does your expression of “Grant Gratitude” vary by funder? How do you decide on an approach? #grantchat
Q5: How do you engage others from your team in expressing “Grant Gratitude?” #grantchat
Q6: Where to we tend to fail most in giving “Grant Gratitude?” #grantchat
Q7: What expression of “Grant Gratitude”resonates with you? Grand gestures, simple thank yous, a mix? #grantchat
Q8: What do you think are best practices related to expressing “Grant Gratitude?” #grantchat
Q9: When have you – personally – received great “Grant Gratitude?” What made it great? #grantchat
Q10: What piece of advice would you give to a new grant pro re: expressing “Grant Gratitude?” #grantchat
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