“It’s cliche by now to call 2020 unprecedented … but the year has certainly offered a litany of struggles. At the same time, I look back and see that this year has also brought about BUZZ, my TV show that highlights the great work nonprofits do in our community … and the marketing pros who help them do more and better.
“Now here in 2020 we are coming up on Election Day. So much energy and resources have been poured into making sure people cast their vote by Nov. 3. And while that’s certainly important, there’s so much more that needs to be done in our country … hard work for which November 3 is just the beginning. It’s like thinking that the effort to make a good and long-lasting marriage ends on your wedding day.
“No, regardless of who wins this year’s election, there is substantial work that needs to be done by all of us to really make America great. I’ve said it frequently on BUZZ4Good’s TV show, podcast and social media, our political and governmental institutions seem to be failing, but our nonprofit organizations have increasingly stepped up to address the real issues in our communities: homelessness, racial injustice, the environment, health and income disparities, art and culture.
“As dark as this year has been, I’m asking this of everyone tuning in here … all the passion and energy and money that you’ve expended on our current politics … that after Election Day you devote the same amount and more to our country’s people through our nonprofit organizations. Together let’s all aspire to be a buzz4good in our communities.”