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Let me offer first, it is never a good practice “to spill your candy in the lobby.” That is an age old sales term. In other words, don’t tell anyone what you can do for them until you help them clearly identify their need for what you have. Then, ask if you can help. Before you make a presentation, ask lots of questions. If an organization and its leadership doesn’t see the need for your services, you were never in the loop. You didn’t ask enough questions or the right questions.
I would strongly suggest to all, read the book, “Tribes” by Seth Godin. Its a short read and it differentiates between managers and leaders. The Internet has changed the way organizations work. Social media has made that point stick. Their are no more kingdoms and monarchies in the world except for the very rich (Saudis). NPO’s and EO’s are not the very rich, at least not in this economy.
I would suggest before you indict the entirety of humankind to the ash heap, please consider getting on the other side and do a needs analysis of the organization and the leadership’s biases before jumping off the pier of perception. Do your homework. Carpenters are known to say measure twice, cut once.
And finally, those who give up too quickly never reap the benefits of their own passions and talents. Hang in there. Keep trying to reach your goal. I recommend not finishing life with the regret of not trying something, just one more time. Edison tried to invent the incandescent light bulb hundreds of times until the last try, that worked. Aren’t you glad he didn’t quit?