This survey published by Guidestar, and as expected it’s not so good news for non-profits.
So many of my colleagues are feeling stress out. No one is alone in this. This bad economy is a product of many factors, mostly around greed, over saturated markets, and poor legislative decisions.
My advice to fellow Executive Directors : The stress is not worth the heart attack. Smile and remember you are doing the best anyone can do and take things a day at a time. At least your work is centered upon building community and not just self interest. Critics and whiners are just that and usually have no idea, what so ever, what it takes or what your day to day job actually entails or how the good works you do contribute and make a positive impact in our community. Ignore them and just do not forget to find something positive to enjoy, appreciate or be thankful for every day.