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?