Exactly why are "non-profits" considered second-tier? Why should a "corporate" business card trump one that reads "non-profit?" Why are (relatively speaking) so fewer dollars directed to social good than to commerce and industry?
Like any other business, nonprofits need funding to effectively fulfill their mission and serve their populations. And yet, charitable organizations are too often under fire for fundraising and operating costs.
If we want to stand for what we believe, to change the world for the better, I am convinced we must learn to make choices not just based on "what we can do," but based on "what we can do and still stay sane and healthy."
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing utilizes fly fishing and fly tying in the rehabilitation of disabled servicemen and women in Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and Warrior Transition Units all across the country.
Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle is a modern day super hero. His beneficiaries aren't just animals but people too, who can achieve a better and truer kind of humanity by changing the way we treat the creatures we share the planet with.
Personal experience will provide the passion and insights needed to build a non-profit social venture. But remember, where money is the overriding motivation, an organization should be established on the for-profit model.
In honor of "Twilight Wish Foundation Month," the national nonprofit is asking everyone to do a spontaneous act of kindness for an elder -- visit a housebound neighbor, drive a friend to the doctor, treat an elderly relative to lunch.
There used to be "old China hands" who spent a lifetime trying to figure out China. I'm beginning to conclude that it could take another lifetime to figure out who China is and where it is going today.