“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!)
>> Listen: 5 crucial questions you need to ask when managing up <<
Emma Lewzey, CFRE is an award-winning fundraising expert
with 20+ years experience raising millions of dollars across the arts, education, health and human services sectors. If you want to raise more 5, 6 and even 7-figure donations your non-profit, you can download Emma’s free Blueprint for Major Gift Success, and learn the 4 crucial steps to raising big gifts (at any size shop!)