REAL GOOD ADVICE IN A REALLY DIFFICULT TIME FOR EVERYONE!
I was talking to a friend the other day about some frustrations with fundraising. She mentioned that it seems that some people are no longer exercised or stirred up about various issues in the world, particularly those of us who are continuing to die at a rate of 115-116 people every day in the United States. We speculated that COVID-19 could be using up most of the available energy and funds, which is definitely resonating with me; at the same time, I also think we are seeing and will continue to see an increase in “Compassion Fatigue.”
Let’s start with the dictionary definition …
Definition of compassion fatigue
1 medical : the physical and mental exhaustion and emotional withdrawal experienced by those who care for sick or traumatized people over an extended period of time.
Unlike burnout, which is caused by everyday work stresses (dealing with insurance companies…
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