This Giving Tuesday, I’m going back to my professional roots—social work. The social work profession has been empowering individuals and communities to improve their lives since the early 1900s by connecting people to the resources they need to improve their lives. Most people think of social workers as therapists, but the profession is much larger and encompasses community organizers, policymakers, non-profit administrators—ahem…even fundraisers.
This year, it feels like the problems of our country and the world are so varied that it is difficult to focus on how to solve them. By supporting the social work profession, we provide the resources needed in each community to address the issues they face. That’s why I am making a donation to the National Association of Social Workers Foundation.
In the words of social work pioneer, Jane Addams, “Progress is not automatic; the world grows better because people wish that it should, and take the right steps to make it better.” Social workers provide the knowledge and skills to make the steps we take the right ones.
Impact is proud to donate to a charity of choice for each of our employees this #GivingTuesday.
- Posted by Meg Roberts, CFRE @ImpactMeg