A Message From Missy Gale, CFRE
Keeping on keeping on in the face of COVID-19
As the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve across the nation and in our community, the safety of our staff, associates, partners, vendors and clients is of the utmost importance to M. Gale & Associates. We are taking several proactive steps immediately:
- Restricting access to our Race Street offices to staff only
- Monitoring closings and following the closing policy of the Fort Worth ISD. Should the ISD close or move to remote education for its students, we will implement remote working for those with school-age children.
- Offering virtual on-line meetings or meetings via phone to our clients.
- Helping our clients renew their focus on donor relations and exploring opportunities for new fundraising opportunities.
- With years of experience in working virtually, helping our clients balance work and home life in a remote or virtual setting.
I have just returned from meeting with my fellow members of The Giving Institute where we spent two days thinking through how we can best help our clients and our communities. This group think has been invaluable and will enable me to bring the latest insight and best practices to North Texas and to our clients.
We know that COVID-19 will present special challenges to not only our clients, but all nonprofits. Strategies to keep front line staff, support staff and clients safe are a priority. In addition, working with donors and supporters will require a nuanced approach. We will be reaching out to our clients to help them think through and plan for tailored approaches to individual donors to sustain their financial support and identify new opportunities for them to broaden their support.
In the coming days, we will be communicating on a regular basis about what we are learning about COVID-19, and what our clients are doing to adapt to and thrive in this challenging environment. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at missy.gale@MGaleAssociates.com.