04.14.2019 (63 Days Ago)

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63 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Gotham, rolodex

Knowing a few folks often becomes a calling card in doing business. The proverbial “large” rolodex (Anyone still use one – I once had two!) became a resource often helpful in developing business prospects, securing introductions, accessing experts and more.


At a recent non-profit board meeting, several matters came up. A board member I had recruited shared some expertise on at the outset of the discussion. On the spot I knew I could reach out to other professional who I could rely on to provide advice and guidance. Another also mined her relationships. No doubt the assistance will prove helpful and perhaps the results may source another blog.


More important, that fact that relationships can be tapped to help a causeby sharing of an expertise– aka “make a difference” – can even mean more that tapping resource tosupport fundraising – the subjectof a few blogs back.


In a number of cases, Gotham – this networking tribe which offers this blogging platform – provided an opportunity to develop relationships that helped me help others; other times I enjoyed helping others.


In this recent case, both Gotham and other relationships played a role.


My point: we call it networking; business development if you will, but never forget that these relationships offer more than opportunities to cash in; those you know can offer empower you to make a difference for others, or through your connection, make their own difference. Often both.


Give it a try.

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  •  Fred wrote 63 Days Ago (positive) 
    Having a good memory is important too and I remember all those times you used your Rolodex Clout to help me and members of my family. Thank you NOTY!
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  •  Liz_Saldana wrote 63 Days Ago (neutral) 
    I love that I can easily forward someone's contact information from my phone and created groups within my contacts to help me remember who does what.
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  •  MitchTobol wrote 63 Days Ago (neutral) 
    I had a couple of them too
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 62 Days Ago (neutral) 
    The relationships I have built through the myriad organizations I belong to, sit on boards for, volunteer at have let to many of my closest friendships and connections with people I admire, turn to, trust, and hopefully have helped over the years. I drove home from Albany late yesterday with a colleague---we had attended the Delegates meeting for the State Bar Association and we both commented how much our membership had meant to us over the years.
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