It has been a rough couple of years. A global pandemic has touched all of our lives. And over the past week, we have seen war come to Europe. Words are our thing, but we can barely find the right ones for how we're feeling right now.
We know you are out there trying to do good and that your empathy may be making it hard to focus. We're feeling it, too.
Last week, I got the opportunity to do something very restorative. For the first time in several years, I gave an in-person talk about grant writing to a group of arts organizations and artists in my local community. I woke up that morning to the news that the Russian invasion of Ukraine had begun. I also had a fairly painful medical procedure that morning. I'll admit, I very nearly backed out of giving the talk.
Then, it occurred to me that I had a chance to show some gratitude and participate in my community.
I made a point of thanking the artists who attended for their contributions to getting us, society, through all we've been experiencing. And, hopefully, I shared some knowledge to help them keep helping us.
Some of you may be directly involved in aiding the people of Ukraine right now. Many of you, I'm certain, are still on the front lines of helping your community through the pandemic. All of you are out there doing good, in big or small ways, in a world that desperately needs more good in it.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Please, take good care of yourselves. If you need to watch the news and have a good cry, cry. If you need to unplug and step away from it all to recharge, do it. Do whatever you need to do to keep on, even if that is taking a break from doing good today so you can get back to it tomorrow or the next day or whenever you can.
If there is anything we can do to help you, let me know. We need our do-gooders now more than ever, and we're here for you.
Owner and Founder
KFA Nonprofit Funding Solutions