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Foundations of Well-Being


June 09, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Raising money for charitable causes as a development professional can be deeply satisfying, but it can also be exhausting. Many people inside and outside of your organization rely on you. Donations come in when they do. Donors give when they want to. Moves Management is a wonderful theory, but real life rarely follows such a straight line. 

It’s important to have a stable, solid and grounded life to be an effective and long-term development professional. Our challenge is that we’re in a moment when many of the anchors that have held us, the institutions and people we’ve relied on, are not available to us. The worldwide Covid pandemic has upended life as we know it. 

Fortunately, there are tools and personal strategies available to keep development professionals grounded and to help them navigate the uncertainties of their professional life. Having peace, calm and balance during a worldwide pandemic isn’t an accident. We can intentionally pursue these ways of being. In fact, findings by researchers, scientists, and the medical and therapeutic communities are conclusive that there is a prescribed way of approaching life – a pathway – that produces balance, calm, peace and wholeness...what we call well-being.

This workshop will provide a safe place for you to talk with peers and decompress about what you are going through. You will:
• Have a profound experience with peace and calm
• Learn why we don’t have well-being, especially in the fundraising profession
• Reallize how something you’re doing now is critical to everything
• Understand why your body matters


About the Presenter

Eric Owen Russell Eric Owen Russell, Principal of Eric Owen Russell Well-Being Coaching, has invested his career and personal efforts helping others and organizations achieve the goals they set for themselves. For 25 years he held a variety of senior leadership roles in the financial services sector. In 2004 Eric began working in advancement as a major gifts officer at his alma mater, Brown University, during Brown's $1.6 billion campaign. Over the last 16 years he's held responsibilities as capital campaign director and development director in existing and start up nonprofit organizations and schools. He is the class agent for his high school (Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia) and remains actively engaged in fundraising there. Eric has also been fortunate enough to be asked to serve on nonprofit boards that span racial justice and equity, arts and culture, and jazz and performance. He is board chair of Arts Alive! Monadnock in Keene, NH. Throughout his 36-year career Eric’s passion, work, and now full-time occupation is his coaching practice. His work includes helping individuals rebound from life challenges, coaching nonprofit boards on leadership, development, and organizational health and stability, and teaching the practice of stillness.

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$35.00 Guest registration