Feeding Your Passion to Give Back—a Conversation with Diana Polack, Founder & Chief Change Officer at ArtWare For Good & Mission Driven Success
Do you want to make a positive impact in the world? You’ve discovered a need and know exactly whom you want to help. How do you make that happen? Do you work with an existing organization OR do you establish an organization that feeds your passion? Where can you go for the resources and strategies to get clear on your goals and stay focused on your mission to help those you aim to serve?
Enter Mission Driven Success.
My latest guest, Diana Polack, is the founder and chief change officer at ArtWare for Good, and her latest venture, Mission Driven Success. At ArtWare she partners with not-for-profit organizations creating art-based fundraisers and donor recognition programs. She’s a connector, facilitator and leader. Over her 30 years in fundraising she’s learned a thing or two about charitable organizations and their biggest challenges.
With the onset of Covid-19 and the elimination (at least for now) of in-person, hands-on fundraising----her forte, by the way---she has had to pivot and support not-for-profit organizations in different ways. Diana’s answer: Mission Driven Success, which offers masterminds for not-for-profit leaders to create change in themselves, their organizations and the world.
In our conversation, Diana shares what she’s learned in her work with women who want to give back to their communities. As it so happens, you can support organizations of all sizes and with different missions in any number of ways. You are only limited by your creativity!
We also chat about:
- What it means to have a passion to give back.
- How to find a charitable or philanthropic organization that supports your passion.
- Or, how to start your own not-for-profit organization.
- The biggest challenges for even the smallest of organizations.
- It isn’t all about the money--how to give back in different ways.
- The importance of connecting in support of your mission.
- The impact of Covid-19 on promotion and fundraising.
- Masterminding and learning from other not-for-profit leaders.
And so much more…
“My passion,” Diana says, “is to gather communities, get creative and do good in the world.” “This pandemic led me to create Mission Driven to serve those who are serving others.” She continues, “I want to help not-for-profits navigate the changes, re-inspire their board members and employees, and find new and exciting ways to help them engage their donors, so that they can get to work on fulfilling their mission and vision.”