A question to nonprofits: is your county getting ready to re-open from a stay-at-home order? Are your local government officials putting together an advisory team? Is someone on that team representing the interests of nonprofits?
If not, I recommend that you reach out and add that seat to the team because:
- We nonprofits are the nation’s 3rd largest workforce only after retail and accommodation/food service (Source: Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies at Northern Illinois University); and
- Most of us are health and human services, so we are humans providing services to humans – face-to-face interaction is what we do.
How does your county’s re-opening affect your nonprofit? I’m not saying that re-opening shouldn’t happen. I’m saying that nonprofits should be on the team of advisors strategizing about it so that the safety of our collective clients, staff, and volunteers is protected.