One of the many highlights of the first day of the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising was to hear from Grammy Award winner John Legend about his philanthropic work in education.
One particular lesson that he shared during his conversation with AFP Board Chair Bob Carter was about making time to be creative. Legend said that he schedules studio time to write songs and doesn’t leave those sessions without at least one song. I thought that this was a particularly worthwhile lesson for fundraising professionals, with the regular expectations that we produce fresh content — whether it be appeals, newsletter copy, annual reports, or anything else.
Do you schedule time to be creative? If so, how?