Mark Egge is the Senior Manager of Prospect Development at the Greater Twin Cities United Way, where he oversees the organization's prospect research shop and is building out a robust prospect management program. Prior to this Mark was Director of Prospect Research at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where he ran a small, sophisticated prospect research program and led the College's prospecting, analytics, and prospect management efforts. He is a longtime volunteer, formerly serving as President of Apra-MN and sitting on various Apra-International committees and task forces. In 2015 he joined the Board of Directors of Apra International. Mark also enjoys periodically writing about prospect research and related topics on his blog, Managing Prospect Research.
Power, Influence, and Critical Relationships
Whether you want to advance within your organization or simply get others to support and buy in to your work, power and influence are indispensable. This two-session presentation will first explore some of the key factors and characteristics of power and influence and the critical role that relationships play in helping you cultivate your own assets in that realm. The second portion of the presentation will involve more guided "hands-on" work thinking through your current internal networks and drafting out a roadmap for where you should be investing your time and energy to build your most strategically important relationships. This presentation is designed to help grow your conceptual understanding and appreciation of power and influence, in addition to setting you up with concrete actions to take to begin strengthening your key relationships, as soon as you get back to the office. Also you might laugh a little during the presentation. Maybe.