When you think about what is most valuable to those who are involved with your Nonprofit, what comes to mind? Is it the hours spent packing boxes in the freezing cold to deliver to those in need while making new connections? The late nights that became early mornings all dressed up with friends attending events in support of the organization they love? The giggling like little kids in board meetings while getting scolded to behave?
You'll start to notice a theme: friendship.
Friendships, memories, connections, support – that's what Nonprofits are all about. It's easy to lose sight of this, especially now that financial futures are so uncertain. With Giving Tuesday almost here, it's important to remember, there's so much more to give than just money. There are always friendships and connections to be made. Always new memories to create, and it's always the time to support one another. Right now a lot of us have to stay apart from loved ones and friends, and we are conscious man people are struggling financially. We put together a list of our favorite ideas we've heard Nonprofits doing, that are little to no cost, but will go a long way. Right now is the time to give back.
We are going to get very real with you – friendships will help your Nonprofit survive this pandemic. The connections that people make with your Nonprofit are an anchor. Test out some of our ideas. Create your own ideas. And, as always, let us know how it works out!
“Anything is possible when you have the right people to support you.”
– Misty Copeland