A Promise You Need to Make

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image18123218Your organization, donors, and team all need to hear you say what it is you will do and what you will not do. They need to know where you stand and what you stand for.

While there are some things you cannot promise, no matter what your organization does or delivers, you can always promise to live your values. Make it clear what guides your head and your heart, and then make a promise to always follow the guidance they provide. If you don’t know where else to start, try the following values found in Micah 6:8:

Justice: I will be fair and reasonable in the way I treat people and make decisions.

Kindness: I will be sympathetic, compassionate and understanding.

Humility: I will be modest and respectful, always looking for the best in others.

If you want to go further, look between the lines of Micah 6:8 and you will find supporting virtues for each of the values.

Authenticity: If I truly value justice and kindness, I will be authentic, genuine, truthful and transparent.

Generosity: If I truly value kindness and humility, I will be generous, willing to help, or give freely.

Restraint: If I truly value humility and justice, I will be restrained and disciplined in personal and public activities.