Every team needs a translator. No matter what the deal or program that was negotiated, this person is excellent at breaking it down and getting the campaign launched, not only because they are detail-oriented, but also because they know the goals, priorities, systems and culture of your nonprofit so well, they can navigate the hurdles and politics with ease. Excellent facilitators and communicators, this person takes care of all the details of a corporate campaign to ensure success. Translators are customer oriented by nature and are excellent at nurturing relationships not because they attend every event like their Connector colleagues, but because they always go the extra mile to ensure flawless execution of a campaign. Translators have impeccable written and verbal communication skills as effective and diplomatic communication is crucial for creating integrated work teams, establishing one-on-one rapport, writing detailed reports, and ensuring all necessary parties are kept in the loop. Although good translators are not pushy, they are skilled at tactfully reminding their corporate partners when requests get demanding or out of the scope of the agreed-upon campaign details. Translators understand their partner needs, and in working to ensure they are met, building a strong trust with their corporate partner contacts. This individual objectively weighs the pros and cons, and balances data-driven decisions with experience and gut instinct to arrive at and execute the best decision. Translators ask questions, over communicate, will be the first to stand up for the team, are ultra-prepared, organized, and have a large appetite for learning. Translators are a pleasure to be around, are comfortable talking to the C-suite or a coordinator. Their greatest skill might just be ego management.