It’s the end of November. The elections are over. Now it’s time to begin uniting our nation. One community at a time.
As our friends up north rebuild their homes, studios and lives after the devastation of Sandy, and our national leaders race to find ways to come together to avoid falling off the very real fiscal cliff, we’re reflecting on the past 10 months at Feats.
There is a resounding theme that goes to the very core of our work. Our clients – significant universities, national and regional non-profits and a wide range of companies are each, together with their constituents, vital communities. We focus on helping them grow and strengthen their communities.
We first identify what makes each community vital, attractive and worth supporting. We then identify what’s needed, and, this is where the power comes – we help them communicate that need and why it matters in ways that not only resonate – but penetrate. The goal: to incite action.
When we’re most effective, our work helps increase or broaden support, accelerate the rate of growth and otherwise help others strengthen their teams to leverage their assets and successes.
It starts with continually building and sustaining our own unique community – Team Feats. The nature of event marketing and communications, Feats-style, demands a rich mix of experiences, personalities, passions, drive and talent. As Tony Schwartz notes in his recent post, New Research: How Employee Engagement Hits the Bottom Line, we must sustainably energize, challenge and intensely care about each other.
As we perpetually work to strengthen our own team (we’ve added nine brilliant new folks this year), our work to contribute to the positive building of communities doing important work drives us. Collectively, and only collectively, one organization, one community at a time, can we impact and improve our larger world.
I’m so very proud of our team. We look forward to working with many of you in the coming months.