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Volunteering hasn’t stopped in the Triangle
April was National Volunteer Month, and what an interesting one it was, given the culture of volunteering has changed drastically since COVID-19. Check out some of the good YOU helped us accomplish last month:
Activate Good April Impacts
Checking in on Triangle Nonprofits
The purpose of our interviews was for strategic planning. We wanted to assess how Activate Good can be impactful and effective in the coming months and long-term. It allowed us to explore the possibilities and understand our partners’ needs, both in the context of the Coronavirus outbreak and in general.
One of our interview questions for our Community Partners was:
“What do you hope the world will look like / be like / act like after the Coronavirus outbreak is over?”
Activate Good’s nonprofit partners had so many great answers. As they replied you could sense their smiles through the phone!
Brace Boone, Executive Director of the Women’s Center of Wake County said: “Hardship can shine a light on the good these organizations are doing, bringing awareness which may result in more donations or donations from different donors. There may be some good that can come out of this challenging time – people recognizing the efforts of overlooked workers and organizations.”
Utica Cason, Founder/Executive Director of SOAR Outreach, said: “I think the world will have more appreciation, gratitude and kindness since we have all been affected by this. We take things for granted, and this has made us stop and given us time to self reflect.”
Lauren Foster, Executive Director of HopeLine, shared: “I am hoping that people really understand the importance of connection and the value of our mental health for productivity and prosperity of our communities.”
Clay Ragan, Volunteer Manager of the Ronald McDonald House of Durham/Wake, stated: “I would hope this is creating more patience and understanding as there’s so much unknown. It could create a more compassionate world. I hope it’s uniting everybody as we often feel divided over everything.”
Allison Strickland, Chief Development Officer of InterAct, insightfully declared: “I hope we will all remember that hope is greater than fear.”
We’ll share more insights we learned from talking to our Triangle Nonprofit partners in a report coming soon, so keep an eye out!
We believe humans have the power and responsibility
a better world for all.
Going forward, Activate Good will continue to unite locals to improve our community
- take the initiative to help?
- raise your hand to help with any task, however messy, if that’s genuinely what will help?
- see a need to and value in supporting many causes, not just one?
- eager to learn more and curious about community and social issues?
- scrappy and like a challenge?
- impatient to solve problems in the community?
Is volunteering and philanthropy in your DNA?
Over the past 15 years, and especially during this global pandemic, we’ve witnessed the capacity for humans to help. People from all walks of life and with different capabilities can contribute.
If this describes YOU, join us in creating a culture of helping in the Triangle!