Do you hear the people sing?

Let me place a couple disclaimers  before i get started. This blog is meant as a casual look behind the scenes for our companies website , http://www.ourinitiative.org , in attempt to provide a more accurate and insightful one on one talk and interaction kind of feel to these posts there will not be a heavy focus here on proper/corporate punctuation, grammar, or formatting. What is on my mind is what will be struck by my keyboard into existence, nothing more.

Yes take a wild guess at what movie i have just seen!

The closer and closer we get to the launch date, the more and more i realize i have been on autopilot in the direction and goals i have our company.This is not a totally BAD thing. It is important to have a deep sense of direction and purpose. If we was just a restaurant or bar or  other commercial business this would be great.However we represent those who are non commercial. Our efforts will put a voice to those who often don’t have one of their own to speak with. Our company.. is in the position of service.We are at the service of our community as all non profits should strive to be. A non profit who does not serve with humility, leads blindly in arrogance. In the very same way that a good thing, done for the wrong reason loses its nobility , doing the right thing ,but in the wrong direction, is still a wrong turn.

So that is my challenge. This company has literally been YEARS in the making. How do you come this far  with such a set road map and then  throw yourself to the service of others, who have their own road maps to suggest. I have to now find a way to take our direction and our purpose  and throw it to the people. Let the peoples voices be heard and counted and obliged.Of course this also has to be done in a big way. It has to be a grand gesture supporting and embracing the umbilical tie between us and those we wish to become our patrons.

That chorus rings through me , somewhere out there beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see? The short answer is of course. People who do what we do, do not pursue it because  it will make us lots of money. We do not do it because we long to have our name immortalized as one of the “good” guys. We do it because we DO hear the people sing and we DO  see the world we want  out past the barricade. We do what we do because we want to be the strong.the non profit soldier is one of a quiet but persistent flame.There will be change. There will be justice.There will be a better tomorrow. All of us simply have to do our part

And what is my part? i honestly couldn’t tell you, a soldier such as i must simply muster  the rest of the troop when the bugle calls. But for now i can tell you the priority right now that drives my initiative is to hear the people sing. It is on the books and on the calendar to have something  announced by mid January, so in little less than a month.After considering so many paths so many first steps to be taken it just dawned on me  this week, perhaps the correct first step, since we carve the path for others to follow, that will guide us to those who need us most, is to ask.. where do you want to go, where MUST we go?

 

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2 thoughts on “Do you hear the people sing?

  1. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my
    comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that
    over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

    • Yeah I can appreciate that frustration, i have my comments set to moderate to make sure noone does any sneaky advertising or trolling but this comment complaining about how your first comment never showed up is the first i got from you. I really appreciate you dropping by a second time to make sure i got the compliment, it was very sweet of you.

      and I also apologize for taking so long to approve this one and get back with you.. i have been in the middle of some stuff but i should be back on track now.. post coming up!

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