Does your nonprofit do meaningful work?

July 22, 2013

“Of course,” you respond.

But wait. Don’t just give that facile, easy answer.

Instead, visit Wild Woman Fundraising. See this specific issue, July 8, 2013…about jingoism and propaganda.

Check out these insights from Alice Walker and Mazarine.

Consider statements like these – and learn more…

“I’m using every ounce of my will, my intelligence, my heart and my soul.” Alice said that. Can you?

“Does working at a nonprofit get you off the hook?” asks Mazarine.

“How about militancy,” ask Alice and Mazarine. Where do you stand on that issue?

Always remember, as Mazarine says, “Just because we work at nonprofits doesn’t mean we do meaningful work.” So ask yourself: Does your nonprofit do meaningful work? How can your nonprofit do more meaningful work more meaningfully? And how about you?

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Filed under: Nonprofit Management

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

  • Mazarine

    Thank you so much for linking my post Simone! I really appreciate it! I’m glad it resonated with you. I think we all need to look at our deeper motivations for doing this work. If we work in nonprofits to “get off the hook” from examining our lives, then we’re not going to do our work well.

Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, is an internationally recognized expert in fund development, board and organizational development, strategic planning, and management.

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