With the hint of Fall . . .


The non-profit sector moved into its busiest time of year and the truth is—we never have all the resources or talent that we need to be our most effective.  Each year, we strive to serve more and serve better—to really make a difference in the lives of those around us.  And each year, we recognize that we often have to do our work with limited resources. Don’t get me wrong, time, talent and treasure is a universal challenge—in business, in the public sector and in the nonprofit sector.


And yet the nonprofit sector often is the most challenged, because we struggle to invest in ourselves.   Every dollar we invest in strengthening our organization feels like a dollar taken away from programming.  Of course, we have all heard the flight attendants remind us to put our own mask on first and then help others, but it is a hard lesson to put into practice in the real world.


So this is where you come in—your volunteerism and your philanthropy make a huge difference. You talent, wisdom, skills and passion for the community, help us do our work.


With the hint of Fall, when our thoughts turn indoors, I hope volunteerism and local philanthropy are part of your Fall plans.  You are the difference all of us in the nonprofit sector need to carry out our mission and serve others.


                                                                        Happy Fall,

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The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs.


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Bergen Volunteer Center

64 Passaic Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601




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