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Light at the end of the tunnel

Since the first days of Altrui, we have offered a “dollar a minute” call to ensure any nonprofit professional, no matter their nonprofit size or budget, could use our services. Since then we have met met nonprofit professionals from all of the country and even abroad.

The best thing about this call is that it’s sixty minutes of what the client needs. This could be me mostly listening or 60 minutes of pure strategy. By the end of the call the client feels like there is light at the end of the tunnel.

What possibly could happen in an hour? Well, most of the time the person on the other end has intense feeling happening around work, budget, giving, staff, mission and anything else you can think of. They are overwhelmed and are sharing urgencies sometimes for the first time. They feel alone.

In every call there is a feeling of relief. Just have an honest conversation about revenue and expenses, about donor giving (or not!), about board issues. Many of these challenges seem to go away by simply talking through them. The power of challenges definitely lessens.

There is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. If your mission was important and your impact was clear before this pandemic, then all of that is still true.

You’re not alone. Sometimes just having an honest conversation about where we’re at, what is urgent, what we’re afraid of, and where we go from here can make us stronger and more focused.

Thank you for reading!

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