“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” In philanthropy and in life, we have wins, and we mess up. It’s easy to cheer after the launch of a new initiative, and it’s also easy to focus on something else when a partnership flops. But, by recognizing that success can be fleeting and failure can be an opportunity, we can choose to be courageous. We can choose to sustain success through evaluation and deepened approaches; we can choose to learn from what went wrong and use that to power something new. We need courage to keep improving our individual work and also the work of the field. Today’s newsletter features content that embodies courage. Take a look at our resources and ask your own team: How does courage play into our own reflection and decision making? Can we do better?
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