Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

Has the window of opportunity for greater fundraising self-care begun to close?

Earlier this year, Evan wrote an article for Candid’s Philanthropy News Digest entitled “We need a ‘Nonprofit Development Bill of Rights’” wherein he insisted that the time for “us” has arrived. If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that self-care and psychological safety have moved front and center; and we owe it to ourselves — and our donors — to make sure we take care of ourselves. Evan’s proposed “bill of rights” is not anything most of us would expect for our ourselves and our employers no matter the role in which we happen to be. 

Since this publication, Evan has had many opportunities to discuss and explore his ideas with friends an colleagues. Unfortunately, what concerns Evan today, less than six months since his article’s publication, is that the window of opportunity for getting some of these things right for our professional community seems to be closing too quickly. While Evan is positive about the progress we have made, he’s concerned that perhaps we’re already evolving back to our pre-2020 organizational behavior. Evan is asking whether we have made as much progress as we think we have.

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To read Evan’s article, “We need a ‘Nonprofit Development Bill of Rights”, visit this website here.    

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