State of MIND BLOG

The Light At The End of The Tunnel?

Wow! Nine weeks seem to have come and gone, and the time seems to have both crept and flown by at the very same time.  And now, as attention shifts to reopening plans and dialogue about what the future looks like, us fundraisers are left searching for the path forward.   But before we talk…
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Time to Chill; Self-Care in Quarantine

There are many things this new normal we are living within has taught us.  Many of us are adjusting to balancing multiple personas at the same time, roles like teacher, stay at home parent, worker, cleaner and chef.   And while it is usually fun to master new skills, there is usually more of a planned…
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Some Truths Of Our New Reality: The Good. The Unknown. The Possible.

It sure does feel like the 987th day of Febaprarch doesn’t it?  The days of physical distancing and #stayhome seem to both be going by at a distance and at a snail’s pace at the same time.  It feels like forever ago that we were contemplating the what ifs around March and April campaigns…and now…
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Making Room for Change

Change is difficult in the most ideal of circumstances, but the circumstances we find ourselves in now during the COVID-19 pandemic are far from ideal. Everyone is adjusting to the new normal in unprecedented ways.   Our friends at MINDset direct provided this excellent article on suggestions for how to pivot from live events, auctions,…
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How to Stay Motivated When Working From Home Isn’t “Fun” Anymore

Does anybody know what day it is? Nope? … Me neither. A few weeks ago, as stay at home orders started rolling out, we found ourselves asking many questions … Is the internet still going to work with the whole world working from their homes? Is Zoom going to crash? Will my happy hour be…
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Implications of Social Distancing: Ways to pivot from live auction, galas, walks and other events to accommodate new societal norms

Over the past 2-3 weeks, much of American culture has shifted.  The term ‘social distancing’ was a vague phrase very seldom used (or understood)– and yet today, it is commonplace in our dialogue, along with other newfound favorites like ‘flatten the curve’ and #stayhome.  And while the literal translations of this new lingo have transformed…
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