Another update on my project to work with non-profits and charities is overdue – I’m sorry this has taken so long! In my last update I took you along on the beginning of my thinking of what this work would look like, and the change in direction from working specifically with LGBTQI teens to using my particular skills to work more broadly with community organisations.
The following time I spent in Auckland discussing my ideas, looking at things like scaling up and thinking about my next steps was amazing. The people I met were fantastic people, so smart and generous and supportive – thanks to all of you! I kept using the word “journey” which is such a cliché but I come back to it. I really feel like that’s how it is – I began in one place and I have an overall plan ahead of me and there are some deviations and learning and at the end is the big goal. Does that make sense?
Anyway, the short story is, it was awesome in Auckland, I learnt so much and I now have SO much work to do. I need to do lots more planning for my own personal work in digital communications with non-profits and community organisations, and then a lot of investigation and planning into the bigger, more audacious idea.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to my Givealittle cause that allowed me to get where I am now. You are fantastic!