Compiled by Angelique Molina-Mangaroo
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
As a nonprofit leader, here’s why I practice the ‘Joy at Missing Out’
I used to love being “on the scene.” I wanted to go to every New York City nonprofit professional meeting, conference, gala – both to see and be seen. I was curious about what my colleagues were doing and their latest program innovations, and I was interested in the politics of individual organizations and of the New York City nonprofit sector writ large. I wanted to know who was looking for a new job, who was retiring, and who was starting a new organization. I used to say that my main professional skill was expert gossiping – my move was to learn who was working on what – and then to tell other people what they were doing so they could collaborate or learn from each other. It was meant for good – working towards the promotion of ideas and relationships in and across the sector – and it was a lot.
Post(ish)-COVID, and as I have gotten older, a lot of this feeling and a lot of this activity has faded for me. I now experience something much more akin to JAMO (Joy At Missing Out), than my old sense of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). If there is someone else other than me who can take a meeting, represent our organization, go to a gala, or lead a a presentation at a conference – I am usually thrilled. I don’t even feel the need to know how it went, or who was there – unless there is a practical reason I need to follow up.
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– Lisa Pilar Cowan
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