Surviving the Economic Storm with Stewardship and Serenity
Re-invigorate Efforts and Don’t Assume Giving Will Drop
by Bob Jones, Ph.D., Chair of the resource Development Services Advisory Committee
It has been said that serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.
An economic storm the likes of which few of us have ever experienced is now upon us. Some predict it will be deeper and longer lasting than any in history. Grim news and predictions abound, fueling anxiety and reactive decision making.
The simple and elegant Serenity Prayer offers sage advice for our current environment: Accept the things we cannot change, change the things we can, and know the difference. Let us focus on what we know about philanthropy and what we can do during challenging economic times.