Are you ready to hear the results? Eva’s goal was to raise $10,000 which will allow her to get a matching grant, raising a total of $20,000 for Shining Hope for Communities, a non-profit organization that runs a tuition-free school for girls in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Africa. To date, the Mothers’ Day Movement has raised $125,000. That’s almost enough to build an entire new school!
What does this have to do with you? You too could have that kind of personal influence if you knew how to build, maintain and leverage your network of friends, colleagues, associates, clients, customers, neighbors, and journalists! Eva showed us how it can be done. And I, for one, am inspired to see how much personal influence I can create in my time here on Earth.
Your networking GOAL for this week:
Start building your personal influence today by joining a volunteer, community service, civic or other non-profit organization that has a mission that you believe in. Get involved. Enroll others you know in their mission and their organization. Raise money. Attend their events. Volunteer your time, talent and treasury. Learn as much as you can about the issues that they are addressing. Tell others you know about them.
Don’t know where to start? Talk to people in your network and find out what groups they belong to. Soroptimist International of the Americas is a great organization for professional and business women who want to give back to their communities. Rotary International welcomes both men and women into their service-minded clubs.
Nicholas Kristof lists dozens of non-profit organizations that are bringing much-needed relief and services around the world. Check out his web site www.halftheskymovement.com.