Our social connections are challenged as we are all living in and navigating through challenging, quickly changing, and uncertain times. Things are not "business as usual."
In a time when we're physically distancing ourselves from one another, it is still important to stay connected to one another. Social distancing does not need to mean social disconnection.
In fact, during this time, you can organize or systematize ways of staying connected throughout the year with funders, donors, collaboration partners, and sponsors.
The ideas and opportunities below will help you maintain, nurture, and build important relationships. These relationships can be vital support systems for your business, project, or service club.
Ideas for Building Relationships and Staying Connected While Physically Distant:
#1: Pre-write greeting cards or personal notes that you send throughout the year to stay in touch.
#3: Be a champion for other people on social media.
#4: Have a weekly “10 List” (i.e. a list of 10 people that you will leave a voicemail message for or send a short text).
This gets you in the habit of staying connected and fostering relationships.
#5: Make powerful connections and introductions to people that you know who definitely need to know one another.
#6: Check in with your clients and sponsors by phone or email.
Connections are what will help people rebuild and restore resilience. Relationships will help move projects further, help more people, and make a bigger difference in the world.