Clairity Click-it: Business Not as Usual Nonprofit Links, Free Resources
COVID-19 will impact your life and your cause. This is a fact. Across the world. Don’t panic. Lots of people have your back – including me.
Your job is to have your constituents’ back. These folks include staff, beneficiaries, board, volunteers, and donors. If you’re unsure what to do, you’re not alone. This is new.
I’m writing a lot on Clairification about what to do during this ‘new abnormal,’ and will also be hosting a live Q & A on Zoom for Clairification School students next Friday. Not enrolled yet? Now’s a great time to join in and connect with your peers!
This is not the ‘new normal.’ If you think that way, you’ll be apt to give up.
This is the ‘new abnormal.’
If you recognize that, you can plan to mitigate the pain now and prepare for the day when things do get back to normal. Take a long view. Remember, there was a worldwide flu pandemic in 1918-19. It was BAD. But the world did not end. And life as you’ve known it certainly did not end.
Be grateful – and proud. Nonprofit workers have always been on the front lines of righting wrongs, finding needs and filling them and doing their darnedest to assure people (and animals and the planet itself) live the best lives possible. Keep on keeping on as best you can. Your job is creating a more compassionate, livable world – one person, one animal, one place, one principle at a time.
What you do matters. A lot.
It is my privilege and pleasure to help you do with as much joy, optimism and effectiveness as possible,
P.S. Don’t forget to bookmark my fundraising advice column on the Bloomerang blog! Ask your question here – and bookmark the Ask an Expert page!