Corinne Mocklerabout 1 year ago
First, I want to start by saying verynice is a great concept and your intentions are obviously coming from the right place! As a graphic designer who does both for-pay jobs and pro-bono, I agree with and applaud you.
The thing is....I also work for an environmentally-based non-profit, and one of the many volunteer opportunities we invite people to participate in is, specifically - cleaning up a beach (one of our preserves, in fact). You mentioned this simple form of volunteering *twice* in your article, and in a very flippant tone that suggested it was nowhere near as important or personally rewarding as what you were doing. While I agree with you that people should offer up their professional skills for the good of others, I do not agree with discounting the admittedly simple, but no less important, act of volunteering to clean up a beach.
I just think your message could have much stronger without disparaging a different, but no less impactful, form of giving back.