Have you ever wondered about the pros and cons of taking credit for doing the right thing? How do you know when to promote those actions authentically without coming across as opportunistic or insincere?
First, let's get on the same page as the types of activities we're talking about. Here is a—highly subjective—sampling:
Offering transgender-inclusive benefits
Underwriting public media
Taking a stand on political issues like discriminatory laws such as Florida's “Don't Say Gay”
Offering paternal leave in addition to maternal leave
Supporting a smaller nonprofit if your organization is a larger one
What will be the challenges of 2024? And how will we manage them?
This year promises to be consequential for us all. The U.S. Presidential election, further violence and unrest around the world, continued fallout from climate change, and uncertain economic prospects are just some examples of many. Encouraging, I know.
How on earth are we to carry on? Mindfully. Authentically. Intentionally.
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, they distributed 117 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat. They are committed to increasing food distribution to provide three meals a day to every person in need in Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities.
The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.
“You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.”
—Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke, aka Isak Dinesen
Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke (1885 – 1962) was a Danish author who wrote in Danish and English. She is also known under her pen name Isak Dinesen, used in English-speaking countries.
Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, an account of her life while living in Kenya, and for one of her stories, Babette's Feast, both of which have been adapted into Academy Award–winning motion pictures.
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