5 Key Relationships in Grants Management
Easy enough, right? Who doesn’t want to have a great relationship with themselves? You might be shocked!
I’m referring to “self” within the context of self-care that is about being in balance and having limits. If you’re not taking self-care, you’ll be a disgrace to your neighbors and even your family and friends. Are you exhausted or feel exhausted and overwhelmed, stressed out and defensive, or easily annoyed? Everyone has their down times However, these may all be indicators that you require more stability or limits in your life. Section 18A Donations
Have you got the correct amount of rest you need? Are you eating healthily? Exercising? Engaging with family and friends? Engaging in activities? Relaxation time? Meditation or contemplation? These are all essential to bring harmony in our daily lives. They help us stay sane and provide us with mental breaks from the demands of work!
Are you setting boundaries that are healthy at work as well as in your private life, with your friends and family, during your time and so on? The right boundaries can help us maintain the proper balance of our daily activities. Are you dealing with excessive clients? Do you have the capability to assertively and professionally turn away clients? People you aren’t able to accept? Friends who want to gather? Family members that wish to “drop in”? Many of these unhealthy boundaries are crossed and before you know it, you’ve skipped your workout twice in the past week, eaten fast food too often or stayed up all night to finish email or work, forgotten your birthday and ignored your dog. You’re probably getting the picture.
Know which priorities you have as well as the proportion of your daily time that they consume each week and continue to work on managing the time you spend on them, based on your individual needs. You’ll always have weekends or days off with challenging interactions, or things that happen at the last minute however that’s lifeand hence the need to constantly reflect on your own and self-control.
Maintaining a positive relationship with clients is a simple task isn’t it? Implementing the self-care method mentioned above will be the initial step to maintaining good relationships with your clients as well as other. Once you’ve managed your time well and keep your priorities in order It will become easier to keep in touch with clients regularly by returning messages and calls or to add that personal finishing touch to your documents prior to sending documents to them.
Your customers are your clients since they are relying on them to trust. They’re entitled to your highest quality. Every interaction is important and should be handled with professionalism and service with a clear mind. We’re hired to help the purpose of their company. Always refer to their mission, goals and objectives in conversations with clients.
When you speak to donors, make sure you know what their purpose and vision are. Don’t fall into the trap of speaking about the client’s requirements and timeline when speaking to prospective donors. The tables have been turned and the donor must be treated as a customer. It is important to know the motives they have to do, what they’re committed to and what their purpose is, the cause for which their money is allocated to and what their timeline is for making donations. When speaking to donors, think in terms of relationship-building and think long-term. It is not a good idea to treat donors as an item. Your goal is more than the transaction. Your goal is to establish an ongoing relationship with your company. The reward might not be instantaneous or even apparent, and that’s why every donor must be considered a major contributor for your cause.
Don’t forget to write an email or note of thanks when you receive funds or are denied or declined. Sending an acknowledgement note to thank them for your attention and time is an expression of gratitude professionalism and establishing the relationship.
The above items are sure to help spread an excellent reputation among your peersand the grant writing community is also a great source. We’re underestimating ourselves when we think that no one else has something to offer that we haven’t already heard of. We’ve all encountered the “know-it-alls” in every field, who are often poor listeners as well as deflect feedback. They eventually create a mess.
Have you visited LinkedIn recently? Or Twitter? You should allocate a bit of your weekly time for building relationships with peers by communicating via social media as well as participating in discussion forums as well as Twitter and LinkedIn. Perhaps you’ve recommended a client who you aren’t able to take on with one of your highly-regarded colleagues? Always engage with your peers with a professional, service-oriented approach and the favor could come back to you in the event that you require it. People are not prone to forget kindnesses even if it’s something as simple as sharing a bit of knowledge, information or a piece of paper, or sending a customer their way.
The universe… Ah I know, but you know the things I will discuss at this point, do you? Professionalism and Service. We’re there to help.