We have a phrase at Washington Community Action Network that we use to get fired up before heading into a neighborhood to rally support: “go find your people.”
“My people” are the people who give. They are the generous ones who help me make quota every day, and support the work of our tiny nonprofit as it seeks to make our community a better place. They exist in every neighborhood in every corner of this huge city, and they are awesome people to talk to.
I knock on about 100 doors and really connect with about 20 different people a day. Over the course of one month I set foot on expansive, beautifully landscaped properties as well as worn-out, unkept homes. I’ve pet dogs and cats of all kinds. I’ve been greeted by kids of all ages, and I’ve spoken through many iron security gates.
And occasionally some people even invite me inside.Read More »