Need to manage up? Here’s how.
“Managing up” is one of the most crucial skills you can develop as a fundraiser.
Being good at managing up will continue to serve you throughout your career, whether you’re just starting out, or you’re moving into the role of CEO or Executive Director.
I like to think of managing up as simply another facet of leadership. It’s supporting and enabling those around you (including those “above you” in your org chart) to feel effective, successful and fulfilled in their role.
I was recently a guest on the Fundraising Leadership podcast, where I’m sharing the practical steps you need to take to manage up effectively. We’ll also look at what managing up is NOT (hint: it’s not kissing up, or manipulating your boss to get what you want!)