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Sad news from Edgefield yesterday

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phonefly

NWTF had a massive layoff of office and field personnel. 

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SelbyLowndes

With people's minds on what seems to be a complicated future in terms of both health and the economy, I think all the membership special interest organizations are in trouble.  Folk's minds are just on personal survival.  The requests I'm getting from DU are coming in hard and the NRA seems especially strident.  Of course the NRA is facing an election of momentous importance to its own survival, and the leadership turmoil the last couple of years has longtime supporters leary.  Sorry to hear of the NWTF problems...SelbyLowndes

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mccuha

I really hope that this is temporary.  Edgefield is a small town and the NWTF provides a lot of income and jobs to this town.  I'm only about 30min down the road and know several that work for them.

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mister grouse

Is there a press report of this?  I tried to find some info but could not find any articles?

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WPG Gizmo

Can not find anything on it online

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phonefly

Kind of not wanting the publicity I expect.  I am on the VA NWTF Board and I got the word from a National Board member early this AM.

 

 

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WMassGriff

I am seeing this from a lot of organizations I support from the Arts to Conservation groups. All bad news.

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Brad Eden
On 6/23/2020 at 5:05 PM, mister grouse said:

Is there a press report of this?  I tried to find some info but could not find any articles?

 

On 6/23/2020 at 5:25 PM, WPG Gizmo said:

Can not find anything on it online

Me either.

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dogrunner

Bad news but from the way I see it some of theses Organzations we're getting very top heavy with employees. 

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apachecadillac

Sorry to hear this.  It is an across the board problem--not just with the conservation groups, but also arts organizations and community service groups.  Goes way beyond issues of 'top heavy' organizations and places like DU or the NRA, whose leadership turmoil is pretty well know.  Come this fall, I'm afraid you're going to find a big swath of higher education with the same problems, too.

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phonefly

The National Wild Turkey Federation has been a conservation leader and hunter advocate for nearly 50 years. During this time, we have never experienced the level of financial concern as we face today.

Due to COVID-19 and the resulting halt of our fundraising events this spring, the NWTF has experienced a near catastrophic loss of revenue that has forced us to cut operational expenses to ensure the sustainable financial health of the organization. As a result, we have laid off over 50 staff. The loss of these dedicated, passionate individuals is extremely difficult for the Flock. They are friends, colleagues, mentors and members, and we will miss them greatly and pray for them.

We are reaching out to our volunteer chapters, partners and supporters to discuss our plans moving forward, including how their areas will be staffed. We hope to have most of these details sorted out soon.

Fundraising events are ramping up again, and we are now safely holding banquets and other events with fewer than 250 people, following all local, state and national guidelines to protect our guests, members and staff. In addition, we will continue online fundraising efforts, including a new capital funding campaign, Call for All.
We still have a steep hill to climb to recover from the effects of the pandemic, and we have a major goal ahead of us to raise at least $5 million by the end of August. Together, we can get there, but we need the help of our members, donors, friends and partners like never before.

We sincerely hope you will join with us and answer the Call for All by renewing your membership, attending an event or online fundraiser or making a donation today.


Sincerely,




Becky Humphries
NWTF CEO

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