15 GIFs That Sum Up Your Nonprofit Life

Topic: Nonprofit Management
Posted August 3, 2015 by Allison Gauss

The nonprofit sector, like any industry, comes with its own trials and triumphs. Whatever your organization’s cause or size, there are a few feelings we can all identify with. Here are 15 GIFs that capture what it’s like for nonprofit professionals.

 

 

1. When a celebrity (or anyone with over 1,000 Twitter followers) mentions your organization.

 

 

 

 

2. When you present to a major donor and they shut you down.

 

 

 

 

3. When you submit your grant application two minutes before the deadline.

 

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4. “Oh you work for a nonprofit? I bet you’re getting some good career experience.”

 

This is my career.
 

 

 

5. When you hit your campaign’s capital goal.

 

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6. “I don’t give to charities. They’re all corrupt.”

 

 

 

 

7. “Why would we spend money on fundraising?”

 

What? Are you serious?
 

 

 

8. When you secure a matching partner.

 

 

 

 

9. When you wrote an awesome email appeal…and forgot to include the donation page link.

 

 

 

 

10. When someone who’s never donated before makes a recurring gift.

 

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11. “I work for a nonprofit.” “Oh, like a volunteer?”

 

Volunteers are amazing! But I’ve gone pro.
 

 

 

12. When your fundraising event SELLS OUT!

 

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13. When a longtime supporter hasn’t donated in over two years.

 

 

 

 

14. At the end of your annual gala.

 

 

 

 

15. When you see the impact your work is making.

 

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Did we miss anything? Add your own GIFs in the comments!

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  • Eric

    When you get an email that there’s leftovers from a meeting.

    • http://www.terrileeharel.com/ terrilee

      Ha! That’s great Eric. Thanks for contributing. Any organization, any time, anywhere, everyone loves leftovers!

  • R Campbell

    Forgot one…hunting for donors!

    http://giphy.com/gifs/whale-hunting-TIB82VmANG4nu