Key Takeaways from our Latest Workshop "The Art of Accepting Help" with Net Impact NYC
How Asking For Help Can Help Others
Thank you to Net Impact NYC for hosting our workshop last week, "The Art of Accepting Help." Keep reading for some of the key takeaways from the workshop.
Asking for Help: What’s Holding You Back?
Noel graciously shared his personal story and how he has struggled to help others in the past, including during a time in his life when he wasn’t able to be honest with himself regarding his sexuality and identity. He asked us all to think about how the messaging from our own family and society influence our ability to seek and receive help:
Not Asking for Help Can Impact Others Besides You
When we don’t ask for help, we discourage others who need it from asking. We do not live in an equitable society. There are systems in place that by definition make some people more in need of help.
Asking for Help: Do’s and Don’ts
Historically, nonprofits were managed by wealthy white women who had the free time to participate in charitable work. This created an imbalance in the nonprofit sector that still needs to be addressed. This influences how we see those who give and receive help. Represented Foundation is actively working to address this imbalance.
Represented Foundation's mission is to close the diversity gap in social impact leadership.