Timing

The swimming conditions are not optimal at the reservoir right now, and it is impossible to swim in the designated area. The water level might rise in a month, and the beach will be covered with water. Selecting the best month to swim is a critical step.

If we ask for a philanthropic investment days after receiving a gift, our timing might appear unappreciative and insensitive. If we have not expressed our gratitude, demonstrated the first investment’s impact, and built a trusting relationship, our timing might disrupt future contributions.

How might we balance our proposed actions with a sensible timeline? How might we be human-centered in our approach, so a calendar informs but does not define our next step?

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