Walking the Walk

December 3, 2009 § 1 Comment

In a recent blog post, Seth Godin challenged nonprofit professionals to put their money where their mouth is. If you work for a charitable organization, if you don’t give, why are you in that line of work?

Whether it’s a charitable gift or a volunteer shift, those of us who work in nonprofits, especially those of us who have more administrative duties keeping us away from the front lines, should get in the trenches on occasion. It is a matter of responsibility, as well as staying in touch with why we do the work that we do.

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§ One Response to Walking the Walk

  • Mazarine says:

    I think that people who work at nonprofits would argue that they do give, every day that they come to work, because they could make twice the wage at a for-profit, so they are “donating” their time at least in part by coming to work!

    We don’t have to give to a cause to show that we care. We don’t have to volunteer either. We could be blogging about it, tweeting about it, helping organizers with advice and moral support.

    To suggest that putting your money where your mouth is needs to happen on tiny nonprofit salaries is devaluing hardworking nonprofit employees that much more.

    Mazarine

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