His only vulnerability is Kryptonite.

That means he’s really unapproachable. And I like my super heroes, like I like my friends, amazing and flawed all at the same time.

People make their strongest, deepest connections when they share their vulnerabilities — the embarrassing, the crazy, the beautiful.  Just ask Brene Brown.

Each year, I go to a gathering of the leading thinkers and doers working at the intersection of technology and social change called Web of Change. This gathering encourages attendees — through masterful planning and facilitation — to be open and vulnerable with each other in order to create deep relationships with themselves and one another.

Vanessa Chase Lockshin — a friend and colleague who joined me at the gathering this year – just wrote a great post about how that experience is influencing her thinking about donor communications.

She writes:

You see, when we decide to self-preserve first and foremost we close ourselves off to the possibility of showing our whole, true, authentic self to another person. We keep our most passionate, emotional stories at bay because it wouldn’t be “professional” to share them with a donor.

Does this ring true for you? Then I encourage you to read her post!