3 Low-Hanging-Fruit Ways To Get More Leverage Out of the Lazy Days of Summer

In this engaging episode, Brooke explores the serene ambiance of summer as an ideal backdrop for high-leverage activities in the nonprofit sector. Embracing the season’s slower pace, she introduces three low-effort yet impactful strategies designed to foster growth, stability, and fundraising success. From a curated summer reading list of influential business books to insightful tactics for year-end fundraising, Brooke covers essential ground. She also delves into practical tips for reinforcing team dynamics and streamlining workflows. Whether you’re looking to prepare your organization for the busy fall season or seeking to utilize the summer lull effectively, this episode provides valuable guidance. Tune in to discover how you can turn these quieter months into a period of strategic planning and foundational strengthening for your nonprofit.

What Listeners Will Learn:

  1. Effective summer strategies to prepare for year-end fundraising.
  2. How to use the slower summer months for strategic planning and team building.
  3. Tips for optimizing workflows and strengthening your nonprofit team.

Key Takeaways:

  • Summer provides a unique opportunity for strategic planning and preparation.
  • Engaging with a curated list of business books can offer new insights and perspectives.
  • Early planning and strategy formulation are key to successful year-end fundraising.
  • Focusing on team dynamics and workflows during slower periods can enhance overall efficiency.
  • Leveraging the summer months effectively can lead to increased growth and stability in the fall.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Dive into a summer reading list of influential business books for new ideas and inspiration.
  2. Begin strategizing and planning for year-end fundraising well in advance.
  3. Implement measures to strengthen team cohesion and improve workflows.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Brooke’s Favorite Business Book Summer Reading List: A selection of must-read business books offering insights and strategies for nonprofit growth.

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