The Network was able to sit down with three non-profit leaders to discuss how to make a difference in the community during and after the pandemic. Although things don’t look as they always have, it is important to continue giving back to our community, and our non-profit leaders have led by example in that area.
We have several amazing non-profit organizations in Springfield, and for this event we got to hear from three of them: Rob Blevins with The Discovery Center, Brandy Harris with the Boys & Girls Club of Springfield and Chelsea Dykman with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.
Here were some of our top takeaways:
- Non-profit organizations have had to make several pivots during the pandemic, but it has allowed them to think outside of the box and come up with innovative solutions.
- They have continued to fulfill their missions and have found an even deeper appreciation for what they do.
- They wouldn’t want to go through COVID-19 in any other community; they have seen the collaborative spirit in Springfield now more than ever.
- Not having enough time is no excuse to not volunteer. We all have to make it a priority if we want our community to be a better place.
- Find your passion. Find a non-profit that allows you to pursue that passion. Make it work in your schedule. And be changed!
Springfield is fortunate to have so great organizations you can volunteer with, so find yours and start making a difference today!
Watch the full event recording here: