We are living in an unprecedented time. So much of how we lived, how we worked, and how we interacted with other people has changed. I know it has been a difficult and often painful struggle. Our hearts go out to our community and everyone affected by COVID-19.
I’m sure you’ve heard about how the pandemic has had a significant impact on nonprofits. Like many nonprofits, CreaTV has experienced a dramatic decrease in revenue—and we’ve needed to make changes to how we deliver our training, programs, and services. We’ve dedicated our channel, The Outlet, to short content created by people who want to share their stories, skills, talents, and thoughts. All of our training classes are now offered virtually—and we will soon start to check-out equipment again. We are taking the necessary steps to safeguard our staff and the community, while staying true to our mission. But we can’t continue to deliver our important services without the generous support of people, like YOU.
Even amidst all of the uncertainty, I believe we can stand together to support the diverse voices in San Jose and Silicon Valley. We have an opportunity, now, to nurture and celebrate storytellers; embrace the positive capabilities of virtual platforms for learning, meeting, and sharing; and provide more equitable access to media tools, training, and technology for people who live in marginalized communities.
I’m asking you to make a generous contribution, today, to ensure that we can continue to fulfil our mission and serve the community. If you are unable to make a donation now, I hope you will consider a gift to CreaTV, when the time is better for you. If it is within your means to make a donation, please know how much we appreciate your support. Every dollar and every donor make a difference.
Director of Fund Development and Engagement