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income sources, resources such
as NRPA's Guide to Fundraising
(nrpa.org/GuideToFundraising)
and groups such as the National
Association of Park Foundations
(the-napf.org) are valuable in educating
leadership on the importance
of fundraising and setting up
structures to do so.
Neelay Bhatt's grandmother (Dadu)
embraced the unknown with a smile and
never stopped learning until her last day.
Cryptocurrency Donations
In April 2021, as India was in the
throes of the pandemic, Vitalik
Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum,
donated 50 trillion tokens - then
worth $1.2 billion - to India's
Covid-Crypto Relief Fund.
Today, park and recreation agencies
with a foundation or conservancy
have an available option for
accepting donations in cryptocurrencies.
The Giving Block is a crypto
donation ecosystem that allows people
to donate crypto and for nonprofits
to start accepting them. They have
launched the Crypto Giving Pledge,
which asks individuals to donate 1
percent of their crypto to nonprofits
whose mission they believe in. Park
and recreation agencies should be on
the forefront of their giving list based
on the impact we have at every level
in a community.
Bonus: Watch this space for two
Cs of next practices in the United
States - Cricket and Cryptocurrency.
The
Most Important
Next Practice
Prioritizing People:
Create True Belonging
This quote from Arthur Chan, diversity,
equity and inclusion strategist
and founder of Arthur Chan
Consulting, summarizes it best:
" This emphasis on true belonging
is not a next practice or a trend, but
a journey of a lifetime. "
The Value of Belonging at Work,
a study from BetterUp (tinyurl.
com/473tp7fy), examined the
measurable value of belonging in
the workplace. The organization
surveyed 1,789 full-time workers
from various industries and found
that a strong sense of belonging
results in a 56 percent increase in
job performance and a 50 percent
decrease in turnover risk.
Prioritizing people and creating a
true sense of belonging is the surest
way to succeed and maximize impact
in your community.
Conclusion
My life's greatest love, my grandmother
(Dadu), fought for India's
independence as a teenager, was
married in her teens and didn't
complete high school
until
80s, all because she embraced the
unknown with a smile and never
stopped learning until her last day.
As we face (and shape) the future,
let us also channel that spirit
of growth with a smile on our faces
and a desire to forever keep dancing
- maybe at our local park or
recreation center!
My Moment
of Zen
It's better to flop like
Fosbury than stand
at status quo.
her
late 20s. Yet, she also learned English
in her 60s, traveled alone to
the United States in her 70s and
danced away at a festival in her
Neelay Bhatt is Vice President of PROS Consulting Inc.
(neelay.bhatt@prosconsulting.com).
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PHOTO COURTESY OF NEELAY BHATT
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