We finished up our month long attempt at a gofundme drive to help better our resources. We wanted to adopt a family for the holidays and maybe get out to one of the shelters and pass out stuffed animals for the kids amongst other things. We wanted to host more community workshops to raise awareness for single parent families in the area and really take this as an opportunity to engage our surrounding areas and drown ourselves in our community! We had a goal of $1,000 and we exited out at about $480; needless to say we failed ... we will still proceed with our plans as intended. We may have to make some arrangements and stretch some things but we will honor our mission to serve the single parent families here with our extreme best.
Personally,I’m slightly disappointed and I’m exhausted. It took a lot of strategizing, online and face to face networking, meticulous planning, analytics, some pulling, some pushing, some recalibration and justa bunch of smaller pieces moving to the harmony of a purpose. I know a lot of folks have supported and encouraged us since our inception and I’m hoping we can keep these people with us for the long haul, their hearts and their input are invaluable! I overstand to have anything concerning success in your reach there has to be failures that nudge you along throughout your travels as a nonprofit.
I feel that as the leader, when we succeed we celebrate as a family! When we fail I should adopt that failure as my own. The Life Society is comprised of my brothers and sisters and loved ones, people I care about and believe in! I know they place a fair portion of trust in me and this feels likes I just wasn’t enough of a leader. This forces us as an organization to reset and scrutinize what we did great and the things we struggled with. Again, the many pieces that synchronize for a greater good ...that’s our strength! The ability as individuals to serve and lead with a seemless transition ...that’s our strength! The humor of humanity ...that’s our strength! The ability to accept failure, not as our friend but as our professor ...that is our strength! So we can look at this as a failure or we can say “hey it’s better that zero” but I say we acknowledge both sides of the scale and temper everything based on what works for a uniquely odd and intelligently caring nonprofit based out of Raleigh!