S1 E14: When Bad Stuff Happens

Love is greater than fear! Bumper sticker on my neighbors' car.

Love is greater than fear! Bumper sticker on my neighbors’ car.

When bad stuff happens in the world around us — either as a result of natural causes or human actions — nonprofit communicators are faced with a decision about how to respond.

Clearly, nonprofits are often among the first responders, providing humanitarian aid or emergency shelter, or advocating on behalf of the victims.

But what about the many nonprofits who are working in an intersecting or maybe even unrelated space, but still want to help?

This episode explores some of the ways these nonprofits might respond to a tragedy, and aims to help you evaluation the situation and decide what makes the most sense for your organization.

Special thanks to my friends who helped with this episode: Megan Keane, Ivan Booth, Chris Tuttle, Nancy Schwartz, Larry Kaplan, Dennis Fischman, Amy Sample Ward.

Notes and Links

Nonprofit Technology Network’s post “Orlando: What We Can Do”: https://www.nten.org/article/orlando-what-we-can-do/

National Park Service’s Facebook post:

“Right Responses to Orlando Tragedy (Case Studies)” from Nancy Schwartz: http://gettingattention.org/2016/06/nonprofit-communications-orlando-massacre

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