Some people are into extreme sports, others extreme eating. You could call self-made billionaire Chuck Feeney an extreme philanthropist.
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An organization that honors generosity is clear in its mission and encourages bold implementation. Because the stakes are high and our resources are limited, we are all too often afraid of boldness.
If you have a smart organizational strategy you can confidently ask a potential donor to invest in a solid, well-thought out plan for creating change to a problem they care about. And that's much less awkward than asking someone to just give, right?
Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?
Assess and enhance your board's composition, practices, and structure based on the direction in which you are taking the organization. This is the path to building a better world.
Why do our nonprofits continue to report having less money to provide the services our society has counted on them to deliver?
America needs leaders who don't clutch to the antiquated notion that businesses drive the economy while charities do good deeds.
There are many other lessons to be learned and shared when it comes to supporting the launch and growth of community-based social enterprises in the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit organizations are facing a similar challenge to other organizations: the old structures don't apply to this era, and the new structures are yet to be found.
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