On my 40th birthday I found an elusive morel in my friend's garden. How magical this world can be! Sometimes what you are looking for is right in front of you.
I wanted to start this update by sharing a little mushroom story, because mushrooms, and more broadly, mycelium and networks and our interconnectedness have informed everything I've done over the six years since I've posted here.
Over the years our team has worked with dozens of clients across the country and always approached our projects holistically. Because our consultants have extensive experience working with organizations, we can often see that there are underlying dynamics or processes that need to be improved to lead to more success in meeting an organization's goals. Over time we have done more 1 on 1 coaching with Executive Directors, Development Directors, and Founders, not only to support them to raise money but also to see what other shifts are needed in the organization so it can thrive.
The pandemic, on top of working on painful systemic issues, has led to more burnout than ever. More people are setting better boundaries to survive. We can't keep sprinting, focused on doing more than ever because of the ever-increasing need and urgency. But we also can't slow down, stop, navel gaze, and wait til we feel better. Aril Consulting can help lighten the load, help shift the culture, help you prioritize, and provide emotional support to those who are bearing the burden of raising money that provides jobs and financial stability to people.
As we enter 2022 we are here for you and your projects. Reach out and let us know how we can help.
- Valerie Costa