February is full of passion and power with Black History Month, Valentines' Day, and Presidents' Day. One thing that both true love and true leadership have in common is that they thrive on truth and integrity... yet it can take real courage to live these virtues and to support others to have them as well.
A free society is dedicated to each person being given the right to Speak Their Truth. Even with this legal right, it can be dangerous to speak a minority opinion, as the stories told in Black History Month testify. One of the most important roles nonprofits play now in our society is acting as truth speakers for vulnerable populations.
Another important role of nonprofits is to create safe space for others to speak their truth. This is an immense gift. "Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth" (Rachel Naomi Remen). Thank you for the work you do both speaking and supporting others to speak.