October 11, 2021

Sh*t nonprofits say: Part V

Aspirational is the word we use when we're bragging about things we want to do but know that we never will.

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads 'aspirational is the word we use when we're bragging about things we want to do but know that we never will.'-nonprofit humour

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Series of two tweets from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads "Lessons<Learnings; utilize>use"-nonprofit humour

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which is a "This research is informing the way we do our work.  Can you give me an example of where you've changed what you do as a result of this research?  No."-nonprofit humour

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads "I need management approval to spend $500 but I can tie up 10 people on a pointless two-hour conference call and no one cares."-nonprofit humour

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads "Everyone else: We did a thing.  Nonprofit: We conceived, strategized, planned, funded, built, prototyped, piloted, launched, and built grass roots support for a thing."-nonprofit humour

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads "I would just like to, as a male leadership figure, rephrase and add emphasis to what she just said."-nonprofit humour

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads "I'm sorry, we're only considering people who have washed out of their corporate careers for this position."-nonprofit humour

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads "I see that everyone's calendar shows they're available at lunchtime, so I'll schedule the meeting then."-nonprofit humour

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads "Staff: The sky is blue. I'm a PhD in Astronomy and Meteorology.  Consultant: The sky is blue. Our intern Googled it.  ED: We now know the sky is blue because our consultant tells us so."-nonprofit humour

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Tweet from Shit Nonprofits Say which reads "All of our goals must be measured.  Also, it is impossible to truly measure the impact of our work."-nonprofit humour

You can read Part I here, Part II here, Part III here, Part IV here, and find more tweets from @nonprofitssay here.

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