I hope that you are enjoying your holidays and able to spend time with family and friends. At the moment I’m back in Orlando, Florida with family and looking forward to weather in the 70’s by the end of the week. It’s a great opportunity to relax, reflect on 2009 and prepare for 2010.
2009 was certainly a year of challenges for those of us serving in the nonprofit world. Corporations have reduced their giving budgets, foundations have less investment income to give away and individuals are struggling with layoffs, furloughs and a very tight job market. But, I am still finding stories that inspire me and that suggest that people are still giving and supporting organizations that they feel passionate about. In 2010, I am committing to finding and sharing more of those stories with you.
As a reminder, this is my last issue for 2009. I look forward to greeting you again in the new year. As always, please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel may also be helped by this information. Thanks again for reading!
Glædelig Jul og Godt Nytår! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)
And Happy Holidays