Days like today…

Days like today...

When crisis strikes in Colorado, Israel or really anywhere in the world, my days look like this:

Wake up.

Learn there is a crisis.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online (in the case of the November 2012 Israeli engagement it was an awesome blogger giving blow by blow).

Compile information and compare with my team.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Shout information from my office to my bosses office.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Make a recommendation to the CEO to open a fund (or he tells us that we have to).

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Write an “ePhil” (electronic philanthropy) to our community.

Send said ePhil to team for fact/spell checking.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Send said ePhil upstairs for approval.

Get told to add more pictures.

Obsessively look at devastating pictures from the tragedy.

Add them to ePhil.

Resend upstairs for approval.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Nudge hard to get approval so we can send before 5pm.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Get some changes or approval.

Send to community.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Post it on Facebook while… obsessively checking Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online until it is time to go home.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online at home.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online from bed before I fall asleep.

 

Wake up.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

Write another message from the CEO/ press release to news outlets.

Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online.

 

I think you can see where this is going…

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