Photo Gallery ~ AFP 46th International Conference on Fundraising (Wednesday)
The Photo Gallery has images from each day of the 46th International Conference on Fundraising.
Photo Gallery ~ April 1, 2009
What better way to start the day than hearing jazz with your coffee? Michael Gold, Ph.D., founder and principal of Jazz Impact, provided just that—engaging lucky attendees to a special session that showed how the elements of jazz are the same as those in business.
Good jazz and high-performance business depend on creativity, agility, empathy and flexibility, Gold explained. The similarities do not end there. The business lessons of jazz focus on high-performance teamwork, multitasking, cross-functional awareness, innovation and responsiveness to change. Using APRIL—autonomy, passion, risk, innovation and listening—jazz musicians make beautiful music, and you can do the same in your own organization.
The “AFP Little Big Band” showed the dynamics of APRIL, with volunteers from the audience really getting into the “swing” of things!