Ologbenla Babatunde Smith, founder and CEO of Givers Supportive Foundation (otherwise known as GSF Foundation) recently gave an insight into the kind of pressure faced by non-profits organisations.
He said: “GSF as a foundation is an NGO that is trying hard to support and help the less privileged, sick people and the extremely poor. Indeed, we are trying our best to attend to all cases, but the truth is the Foundation cannot attend to all cases at a time. We can only try our best in helping the cases we have on ground.”
According to him, GSF Foundation works methodically, step by step, and according to how it receives cases. “Currently, we have over 6,224 cases that we have not attended to; we have only 100 approved cases to be treated,” Smith disclosed.
He added: “And at the moment, we have 8,678 direct messages (DM), chats, and calls but there is no way we can attend to everyone at a time.”
He then went on to offer a word of advice to those whose messages to GSF Foundation have not been responded to: “Don’t wait for the foundation to attend to you before having alternative means. The workload is too much; the requests from the masses are massive. So if you send us a DM, chat, messages or mail and we didn’t reply on time, please find an alternative means, because waiting for us to attend to you (which we will try to) might be too late by the time we get around to your case. While we will try to help by all means possible, also remember that we are human beings too. We have our limitations.”
Nonetheless, he assured: “At GSF Foundation, we will keep trying hard to help as many people as we can.”