Lead and Other Four Letter Words

Is ‘Lead’ one of your favorite 4-letter words? If you ask people what they think “leadership” means, you will get a wide variety of answers. Some people consider leadership a top-down approach to managing projects or companies. Others consider leadership to be something that isn’t connected to a title and is a combination of vision and service to lift and motivate others to accomplish goals. 

This week on GrantChat, Dave Tinker, CFRE, is leading the GrantChat community through a discussion about our experiences, perceptions, and evolution through leadership. Dave is one of our favorite GrantChatters and CFREs. Why? Because he is wise, informed, and exceptionally funny!

For a behind-the-scenes peek — the SmartEGrants team and any guest have a conference call duringGrantChat.  When Dave has time to participate and pops into Grantchat – we CHEER and yell, ‘DAVE!’ You can imagine how excited we are when he is a guest on Grantchat.

In case you don’t know Dave, he has been in fundraising more than half of his life. He is the Vice President of Advancement at ACHIEVA and an adjunct professor of Informatics at Muskingum University’s Masters of Information Strategy, Systems, and Technology program.  He currently serves in a variety of volunteer leadership roles and has a hard time saying no to volunteer requests.  Dave loves sports, playing with computers, and sharing 80’s music with his kids.  

Please join us at 12 Noon ET on 09/27 on #Grantchat.

Question Preview:

Q1: How have you been a leader? #grantchat

Q2: What leadership skills are important? #grantchat

Q3: What leadership skills would you like to learn more about? #grantchat

Q4: Where can you learn about leadership? #grantchat

Q5: What makes a bad leader? #grantchat

Q6: How have you dealt with a bad leader? #grantchat

Q7: What do you know about leadership that you wished you know 10 years ago?  #grantchat

Q8: Who are some of your favorite leadership authors? #grantchat

Q9: How have you lead when you’re not in the top position? #grantchat

Q10: Who would you consider your role model leader and why? #grantchat


We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Sponsor: SmartEGrants @smartegrants

Guests: Dave Tinker, CFRE @davethecfre

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jm_grants


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