February 19, 2024

Nonprofit Valentines

Who needs a pick-up line when you can send a poem?

2 min read

1

This fourteenth of February,
Yours is the hand I want to hold
Because last year you stayed near me
Till we meet our funding goals.

2

We could go out dancing
To a Valentine’s ball
But I have a better idea
Join me painting this school’s wall?

3

You’re charming and witty, even when you rant,
You look like you could have modelled for Rembrandt,
But these aren’t why you’re my love and confidante;
That place you won when you cleared my project grant.

4

We must behave with dignity
We’re in the social sector
But every time I see your face
I’m like a bee who spotted nectar.

5

You know how I knew
That you were the one?
You didn’t tell us what to do
You just gave us the funds!

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Picture courtesy: The Daily Wag

6

You’re wondering if I love you,
So let me be, um, explicit:
You won my heart when you came on
Every rural project visit.

7

You made a lot of money then
Now you’re a corporate crossover
And yet you say you’re here to learn
That’s why you’re the perfect lover.

8

Sometimes you are a scold
Sometimes you are crusty
But I know your heart is gold
You’ll always be my trustee.

9

There are many things I don’t know,
But this one thing for sure is fact:
Is you and me are meant to be
Together we have social impact.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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Peter Griffin

Peter Griffin is a writer who has worked in advertising, web content, and journalism and is now on a sabbatical to pursue literary and nonprofit projects. He has worked with nonprofits and development organisations professionally and as a volunteer or advisor, and has covered them as a journalist.

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