Why Membership?

Dear nonprofit friends and friends of nonprofits, I wish that every message to you all did not have to include the words pandemic or COVID-19, but here we are. And it’s not news to you all that COVID-19 is negatively impacting all aspects of nonprofit organizations and nonprofit staff’s day-to-day lives. But I’m saying it anyway to acknowledge that now doesn’t feel like a great time to ask nonprofits and nonprofit allies for help. But. As you know, SVCN is a membership organization that supports nonprofits—who we now call “members and future members!”—which basically means everyone! To be able to do that, SVCN relies financially on some number of nonprofits banding together to each donate a

Power in Numbers

Has it only been 1344 hours, 16 minutes, and 20 seconds since we started Shelter In Place? It seems like 2798 hours, 32 minutes, and 40 seconds. I know so many of you have your heads down, working long hours to address our community's critical needs, but I'd like to take five short minutes of your time to talk about some of the many, many incredible efforts I've been lucky enough to witness in our community in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Here's how many: 100,000. That's the number of critically-needed supplies that our community donated to frontline nonprofit workers at 80 organizations, specifically 30,000 gloves, 70,000 masks, and 2,800 bottles of hand sanitizer. SVCN team leader Jenn