In the span of a half-hour, we pointed out six nonprofit landmarks that are pivotal to New Hampshire’s economy and quality of life.
Each organization supports our quality of life in New Hampshire, and their services are key pieces to the puzzle that makes our state so special.
And each provides a triple or quadruple bottom line to the community – generating revenue, employing workers and preserving valued assets while enriching our planet and lives.
This is only the tiniest tip of the iceberg.
Think of all the nonprofits that support a parent’s ability to work over the summer by providing quality child care, summer camps and community music and art programs. Not to mention the thousands of teenagers clearing trails in the White Mountains, mentoring younger children at the Boys and Girls Clubs and gaining confidence through scouting, outward bound adventures and 4H.
Look around your community this summer, note all the places and experiences you treasure and count on for your summer traditions and year-round quality of life.
When people think that nonprofits are “nice to have, but not necessary” I say – think again.