The official kickoff to the summer season is upon us and soon the staffers at Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) will shut off their computers, turn on their ‘out-of-office’ email auto-responses, and completely unplug to relax and recharge for a week.
MNA will be closed from July 1st to July 7th, 2023, allowing our team the opportunity to pursue activities that will rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit. A few months ago, MNA’s president and CEO, Kelley Kuhn, made the decision to prioritize rest and mental well-being for staffers by implementing a paid summer and winter break for all staff. The summer break will take place every July and the winter break is in December to coincide with the holiday season. The paid breaks are in addition to the generous PTO and mental health days that MNA staffers currently receive.
The decision to provide a dedicated summer break each year is rooted in our commitment to fostering a culture that values the holistic well-being of our team. We’re all too aware that working in the nonprofit sector can be challenging and stressful, so it’s essential for our team members to have an opportunity to unwind and take care of themselves.
During our upcoming week-long summer break, we are encouraging staff to embark on activities that bring them joy, nourish their souls, and create lasting memories. Whether it’s spending quality time with loved ones, sleeping in every day, partaking in multiple rounds on the golf course– or exploring the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan– we encourage our team to do whatever brings them happiness and tranquility. After all, our small and mighty team has tirelessly dedicated their time and energy to serving the nonprofit sector and it’s crucial that they have moments of respite and self-care.
While MNA offices will be completely closed during the dates of July 1st-July 7th, our website will remain accessible 24/7. Nonprofits can still make donations, browse our newsroom, and explore our vlogs and blogs. Additionally, MNA members will have complete access to their accounts and all users will be able to purchase credits in our Job Center. However, please note that MNA Technology Services will only be available for emergencies to established clients.
Thank you for understanding our commitment to mental health. By taking this collective pause, we are investing in the long-term success and sustainability of our organization. After all, a well-balanced life allows us to bring our best selves to both our personal and professional lives.
We look forward to returning after our summer break, refreshed and ready to continue our mission of supporting, empowering, and advocating for Michigan’s nonprofit sector.
Thank you for your understanding and support.