Every kid who ever started playing an instrument has had the same fantasy:
You’re sitting in the park, practicing the four chords that you know on your guitar over and over. Suddenly, you hear a voice.
“Hey kid, you’re pretty good. Mind if I jam with you?”
You look up, and it’s the lead singer of your favorite band.
A few months ago, my organization, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), had the grown-up, nonprofit sector version of this fantasy play out when the folks from NPQ reached out to see if we were interested in collaborating on a companion to their annual reader survey.