Well, it’s getting to be that time of year again: the season where we sit down with everyone we care about and remind ourselves of what we’re truly grateful for. It sounds cliche, but it’s an important thing to acknowledge.
Here at the Hub office, we have a tradition called “Hubsgiving,” where we gather with all of the nonprofits in our space to share both business and life updates, get to know each other and indulge in some great food. It’s our way of saying thank you to them for working so hard year-round to produce tangible results that cause change in our community.
In the nonprofit sector, we often don’t hear thank you enough. Our work is vital to society, not just in a philanthropic way but in an economic way as well.
A blog post done by The Borgen Project, a Seattle-based organization that works to address poverty and hunger, asserts that that there are multiple ways nonprofit work contributes to the national economy. For one, nonprofits provide a constant source of employment. As long as there are needs to be met, there will be nonprofits there to help fulfill them and people to run those organizations. When people are employed, they spend money on mortgages, groceries and consumer products, just like employees of for-profit businesses. Nonprofits also consume third-party goods like Internet, printers, computers and software systems.
Despite our clear contributions, our work often goes unnoticed. But we continue to do it because we believe in our mission and believe we can achieve that mission to make the world a better place.
So, because we don’t know who else is going to tell it to us this season, thank you from all of us here at Nonprofit Hub for all the hard work you put in every day to make a difference. We’ve noticed, and the rest of the nonprofit world has noticed, too. Keep up the good work.
We hope you have a successful Giving Tuesday!