I have become the chair of Citizens for Global Solutions Action Network at a difficult time. It was very difficult to lay off our dedicated staff at the beginning of May. But it became clear to all the members of both Boards (Citizens for Global Solutions Education Fund and Citizens for Global Solutions Action Network) that we didn’t have a choice. Financially we couldn’t afford their salaries. Some of our employees had been with us a very long time. The decision and the process were painful. It has been like losing dear friends.
So now we enter a new phase in the life of Citizens for Global Solutions. We are now a volunteer-led, volunteer-run organization. We hope to hire staff and interns again in the future, but for the time being we are looking for a few good volunteers.
So why should you, our members, our colleagues, our friends, our donors, our volunteers stick with us? I believe there are many signs of the times that point to hope for our organization and our world. This blog will share hopeful signs within our organization: