An Inspiring Hanukkah Message For Every Nonprofit Leader

by Joan Garry

You’ve gone above and beyond all day long, all year long. But, sometimes it can feel like you are totally out of fuel. In this post, I share a Hanukkah-inspired lesson that will help you overcome nonprofit burnout and reignite your passion for the work.

We did it, nonprofit leaders. We made it to the last month of the year.

You’ve gone above and beyond all day long, all year long. That was true all day long, all year long last year, and in the years before as well.

But right now, you might be feeling like you are running low on fuel.

With the holiday season in full swing, I can not stress enough how important it is for you to take advantage of any time you have right now to rest, recharge, and replenish your energy.

I recently had time to do this as we began our yearly celebration of Hanukkah in my household. And as I took some time to reflect on the story behind this special time, I realized that there is a very important lesson for every nonprofit leader in the miracle of Hanukkah.

So if you have been feeling the nonprofit burnout creeping in lately, I invite you to watch this video to learn what it is. No matter what holidays or festivities you participate in during this time of year, this lesson just might be the inspiration you need to keep your passion for the work fully ignited.

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