- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I do some volunteering with a local animal rescue. I mainly work from a computer on my own basically (at home or work). I write the monthly e-newsletters as well (articles, updates, volunteer requests, etc), manage social media, answer emails, maintain the website, I do a few fundraisers, etc.
The grant writer lady thinks we should start spotlighting volunteers and what they do in the newsletter. She wrote the first blurb, and it’s about me. I have been involved quite a bit this year (mainly because my thesis is over and out of the way). It turns out I’ve raised over $25k through a handful of events/fundraisers that I was in charge of. Wow, I was not keeping track, but that is a lot! But really I don’t feel I need any recognition.
I think many people know I write the newsletter. But probably a small % of the total who read it. But still, this makes me all squirmy. I stay anonymous in the letters or use the rescue’s general perspective – no personal overtones.
Wouldn’t it be really odd if I was the first one to be spotlighted and I’m the one doing the newsletters? I use the collective “we” not my own name. I am trying to convince this lady it’s kind of weird, but she wants it to be public and relevant info before the new year is up.
What do you think?