I promised this post to a new soul-colleague who said,
“I think up all these creative projects but then I think about where the money will come from and I get completely stuck.”
This problem is solved by organizing:
- First, we re-organize how we think of the problem (money separate from project). We take a mental step back and re-see the two parts as one whole: money + creative project.
- Second, we ask, “Who are the natural stakeholders of this project?” (If you are reading this blog, your project has stakeholders! That is what we are about here: serving others but not neglecting abundance for our noble selves as well as our causes and organizations.)
- This is an “organizing” strategy in the sense of grassroots organizing. There are many natural communities of stakeholders for any project, and they do not need to live near you or look like what you picture them as initially or have a boatload of money.
- In grassroots organizing, we prioritize relationship-building. We go against our individualist culture that wants us do think of ourselves as isolated geniuses and see our genius as including relationship-building.We present the project to its natural stakeholders early and often. We learn to engage them in supporting the project for its lifetime. We build relationships of trust and transparency over time.
And any work can be accomplished.
For more detail, write a comment to this post with a question or scenario or situation. And you might also enjoy this article we helped with. (Note: it downloads immediately and the article starts on page 4 of the download.)