I made this chart to show some ways that I want to continue engaging in general volunteer work, potential obstacles that could arise, and solutions to these obstacles. I hope to keep all of these strategies for engagement in mind!
|Ways to Continue Engaging||Potential Obstacles||Potential Solutions|
|Setting personal specific goals or deadlines||Lack of motivation or losing drive because of other commitments||Reminding myself to make time for the things I care about and writing these goals down|
|Setting overarching or thematic goals||Feeling overwhelmed by having such large, optimistic goals||Understanding that I only need to do my best and feeling driven by my passion for a cause|
|Educating myself about issues and ways to make tangible change||Misinformation, ineffective intervention, or lack of sources or time to stay educated||Take out time from my day to do something as simple as read the news in order to stay informed about the world around me; make sure my sources are credible|
|Working with others in the industry and maintaining network||Losing touch with connections in the nonprofit world||Make sure to maintain connections especially online; continue to ask questions, stay involved, and be curious|
|Getting involved in other nonprofit work and staying passionate about this involvement; diverse opportunities||Not making time for volunteer work and getting caught up in myself or school/work instead; feeling burned out||Signing up for email updates or listservs for opportunities; trying to say “Yes!” whenever possible; staying positive and thinking the outcome of my input|