Yesterday was “Labor Day” in Canada and the U.S. And while it’s great to have a stat holiday, I always see this one as a harbinger of change. Like New Year's Eve, it’s a turning point for many of us. It’s back to school and back to work time. For those of us living in northern climes, it means the summer is almost over and the cold weather will be settling in soon. It’s a busy time when schedules and priorities change.
Labor Day also marks the end of the slow summer season and a time when we start ramping up in our professional and volunteer lives as well – the labor begins! For some this means gearing up for fall events; preparing for year-end fundraising; or focusing on the end of this year’s volunteer cycle.
So, now that you are “back at it,” are you fired up to get things rolling this September or are you dreading all of the work looming ahead?
If you’re stressing, you know what they say about managing stress: first normalize the situation then set out a plan that divides the task(s) into manageable pieces. So whether you are raring to go, or you need some support to get started, we’ve pulled together some blog posts and resources to get September off on the right foot.
Planning for year-end fundraising?
Kicking off fall event season?
Planning for volunteer transitions and recruitment?
We hope these blog posts and resources help to get you “back at it” this September.
What’s your biggest challenge this fall? Tell us in the comments below.
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