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November 21, 2016

Nonprofit leaders respond to the 2016 Presidential Election (round-up)

It’s been almost two weeks since Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States–and frankly, I’m still processing it. As a progressive Brooklynite who somewhat unconsciously/somewhat joyfully lives in a bit of a bubble, I thought that the hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted America was something that would continue.

Between the nonstop analysis from both sides, I’ve been heartened to read the reactions of nonprofit leaders who, as Sarah noted last week, demonstrated “accountable, agile leadership…” with systems in place “to make decisions and act fast.” Of course, my eyes and ears are particularly attuned to the the nonprofits we’ve had the pleasure of working with at Big Duck.

I’ve gathered some of these posts below. These pieces show emotions and ideas that range from the practical: to go and create a better strategy, to find common ground, or to put out the fire and rebuild, to the galvanizing: to rise to the challenges, to speak out whenever we see anyone mistreating another person for who they are, and to push harder now for an inclusive society.

I invite you to find solace, inspiration, or even debate in these pieces. And if you/your organization published a post-election response, please share it in the comments.