Just A Receptionist

Welcome to Planet501c3
Tales from The Nonprofit Galaxy

Art and Humor by Miriam Engleberg

The cartoon Planet501c3 pokes fun at life in the nonprofit sector: 501(c)(3) is the IRS designation for nonprofit corporations. Planet501c3 was written and drawn by Miriam Engelberg, with ideas and suggestions provided by CompassPoint staff and many others. Two popular compilations of the cartoons, They Came from Planet501c3 and Planet501c3: The Next Generation, are only available for purchase through CompassPoint. Help support the Planet by buying either collection to give to your co-workers!

Human Resources

Just A Receptionist (10/25/2004)
Cartoon Transcript:

Center square of panel: At a party, man says: "I counsel abused children." Woman says: "I'm the Director of an AIDS prevention program. What do you do?" Main character, looking dismayed, says: "Oh - I'm just a receptionist." Surrounding center square various scenes of what the receptionist does at her organization: putting callers through to the right person, emailing lists of resources, making sure clients with urgent issues get seen that day, helping a client with an intake form, un-jamming the copier, giving directions to a drop-in center and telling a client how to deal with an eviction while waiting to see a case manager.

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