The adventure of the CAUSELETTER
You Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Steve Jobs have something in common…you were born with leadership deep inside you.
I believe we are all leaders; many of us just need to uncover what our leadership purpose is in this wild world.
Come join me on my next adventure as I uncover the next big tip to help propel your purpose for social impact. Check out the second video in the four part series here:
But to get you some nice results today, please find the following key points to help you take action.
#1. Stories store: Using stories on your CAUSELETTER (Coverletter) is a game- changer. Stories are so important for explaining why you want to work for the organization.
#2. CAUSELETTER Tips and Review:
YOU NEED A CAUSELETTER (COVERLETTER) THAT TELLS YOUR STORY OF WHY YOU WANT TO WORK FOR THE ORGANIZATION
STORIES ARE EASIER TO REMEMBER AND CAN MAKE AN IMPACT LIKE NOTHING ELSE
IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF YOUR CAUSELETTER YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU CONNECT WITH THE ORGANIZATION AND WILL FIT INTO THEIR CULTURE
THREE SIMPLE EXAMPLES TO MAKE THE POINT
- I WOULD LOVE TO WORK AT ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE MENTORING BECAUSE I WAS ADOPED AND HAD A FOSTER BROTHER GROWING UP
- I WOULD LOVE TO WORK FOR EDUCATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL BECAUSE STUDYING AND TRAVELING ABROAD CHANGED MY LIFE AND I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE BACK
- I WOULD LOVE TO WORK FOR SIERRA CLUB BECAUSE I GREW UP HIKING AND PLAYING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS WITH MY FAMILY. THE ENVIRONMENT HAS AND ALWAYS BE PART OF WHO I AM.
#4. Using a PS. At the bottom of your CAUSELETTER can be a great little strategy to draw their attention to a valuable skill you have. I always read a PS., not sure about you?
#5. Here is a short blog post I wrote called Propelled by Purpose: http://thenonprofitcareercoach.org/propelled-by-purose
I am truly grateful to make these idea-filled and actionable videos for you.
Please do watch, share and use them.
If you missed the first video in the series on purpose go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCkYbX3__Dg
Connect with purpose!
Mark Mark McCurdy, PHR
Chief Purpose Officer
Founder, Careers for Purpose & The Nonprofit Career Coach
Author, Strategic Volunteering