Happy Thanksgiving week! As we prepare for time with loved ones, our friend and past Summit keynote speaker, Vu Le describes this time of the year and our work perfectly in his latest blog post, Thankful for nonprofits—as vital, invisible, and under-appreciated as air:
"I often say that nonprofit is like air, whereas other sectors are like food. People can see food, can taste it, so they value it and take pictures of it and put it on Instagram. The work that you do is often invisible, so most people do not see it, even as they benefit from it. Though it is just as vital as food and water, no one really thinks much about air unless it is gone. Take a deep breath. That is you. You are the air of the world. Your work allows our community to breathe."
So, if you still have a family member who still doesn't understand the vital role you play in society or just doesn't understand the importance of your nonprofit, we think this is a pretty great way to sum it up! Thanks Vu!
This week, we welcome some new Allies for Good:
And we say a big hello to returning members for another year of advocacy, connection and community building: