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Managing a Fundraiser
by Heidi Richards
I admit it. I’m a control freak… at least I use to be. I use to have to do EVERYTHING. It never occurred to me that anyone could do things as well as I could, or at least not up to my standards. It took me a long time to realize the advantages and efficiency of delegating tasks. Doing hose things I was either not really good at or took too long to complete left me with less time for the tasks I love to do or that I am better at accomplishing.
Take accounting for instance. I don’t like to input data. And because I don’t like to do it, the task either takes me a long time to accomplish or I avoid the job altogether. However, my office manager is really good at it and she likes to enter data. Go figure!
To delegate means "to appoint authority, to designate, to pass on or entrust.” Effective delegation helps those you entrust with the job to learn new skills and grow in the process.
Here are some tips to help you in the process of successful delegation.
Learning the art of delegation has been a liberating experience for me. I now have time to focus on the things I enjoy doing, and that I do better and perhaps the biggest benefit is that my own productivity level has gone up considerably. Most importantly, I enjoy my “job” more – How about you?
About the Author: Heidi Richards is the author of The PMS Principles, Powerful Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business and 7 other books. She is also the Founder & CEO of the Women’s ECommerce Association, International www.WECAI.org (pronounced wee-k?) – an Internet organization that “Helps Women Do Business on and off the WEB.” Ms. Richards can be reached at Heidi@speakingwithspirit.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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