It’s 2012. Can I get political or do I have to keep it under wraps if I call myself a professional?
A life of service in nonprofits often means addressing quality of life issues in the places we live and for the people and communities we serve. (Sometimes, it’s animals, trees or water we’re saving.) Even if you aren’t working on issues pertaining to people or for a political advocacy organization per se, the initiatives you support most likely have politics written all over them. As election season rolls around, your first instinct may be to jump right in and wave a flag of support for the issues on the ballot you care about most.
There is nothing wrong with showing your true colors, but how can you do that and still maintain professionalism in the workplace?