“The most meaningful experiences in our lives are rarely done by ourselves—or—for ourselves.”

Me in a moment of lucidity. 

Imagine a symphony. The music isn’t made by one instrument, but by many, each contributing its own unique sound. That’s life. It’s not a solo performance. It’s an orchestra of experiences, each one adding depth to the melody.

The most profound moments, the ones that really count, aren’t solo solos. They’re ensemble pieces, shaped by the many characters in our story. They’re experiences that involve others, contributions we make to the collective tune.

You see, our lives aren’t just about us. They’re intertwined with others. They’re collaborative. They’re shared. The richest notes in our symphony aren’t played alone or for ourselves. They resonate when we harmonize with others, adding to the collective melody. That’s where the real music lies.

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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