Skip to main content

4 actions to keep you always learning

As a person who uses “always learning” a lot, I thought it would be good to share how you can feed your desire to be always learning.

Four quick actions. I promise you will learn by practicing these:

One: Go to a conference. Pick one that has sessions that can benefit your desire to learn more. Being in the world of nonprofit fundraising, I chose the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference as my first conference to try in this arena. I loved it so much I went again this year and was equally thrilled to have attended.

Two: Listen to podcasts. Find a couple that you enjoy listening to. You’re more apt to go back to listening to more, and learn, if you enjoy the podcast. My favorites are The Build Good Fundraising Podcast by Mike Duerksen and What the Fundraising by Mallory Erickson.

Photo of Mike Duerksen on right with copy of the podcast in blue copy on left.
Mike Duerksen — Photo credit: Mike Duerksen

Three: Be open on social media. I constantly share that I am always learning, always growing, always open to new ideas and different ways of doing things. This draws people who feel the same, and frequently ones who want to share something new with me!

Four: Read. I am in at least two books at any given time. Typically, I’m in one book that helps me grow as a nonprofit fundraising consultant, and another book that I just enjoy. There are of course plenty to choose from at your local library, your local bookstore, or online.

“Creative Deviations” by John Lepp. — Photo credit: Author

There you go. Let me know what you think after doing some of these!

Take a risk. Be of service. Support your friends and colleagues. Be kind.

Share this post:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign up for Dan's Tips!