Make a difference or make money? Adam Rao explores how to escape the non-profit vs for-profit duality and see business as a force for good.
In most cases, a coffee company will employ people so they can sell more coffee. (Nothing wrong with this). However, Gutter Punk Coffee sells coffee so they can employ more youth who are experiencing homelessness.
How business contests and startup competitions – despite the offer of mentorship, networking, and the chance for cash – fail to add adequate value to entrepreneurial ventures. No purchase necessary.
Three shifts that transformed a church into a new business.
Not only are these two questions vital to our well-being, what I’ve come to observe is that if we don’t wrestle with these questions we are at risk of wasting our time and energy going down a path that could hurt the people in our lives.
Recruiting, managing, training, and appreciating volunteers are common in the non-profit world. But what about hiring and firing volunteers?
“Is there a similar non-profit in town? Why don’t you just join their cause?” Here are a few reasons to completely disregard this well-intentioned advice.
Mary Taris is the CEO and Commissioning Editor of Strive Publishing. Strive is seeking to help emerging African-American authors tell stories that are contemporary and relatable.
It's science. Billions of years ago a ball of gas exploded. It’s been expanding ever since. This raises an interesting question about what we choose to do with our lives.
It's a lifelong adventure becoming the leader you want to be. That means it's never too late. Learn a leadership hack that applies to any leadership challenge, personal or professional.
It is up to you to ensure you have the resources to pursue your mission. No one is going to do that for you. But we can help.
Last year I started to think about changing the service we use for our email marketing and automation. I wanted some more tools and features for automation – and I had heard about some other brands and services (rather: they found me on my newsfeed as soon as I started searching). So I went to work, doing my due diligence with these other services.
“What a great idea!” That is what I heard over and over as I shared and invited people to the Friendraiser to support my project at Stories Foundation, including our new food truck.
We all want to belong to something bigger. Whether you live in North Minneapolis or you are a supporter of the good things happening in our city, we all benefit from closing the gaps in food, jobs, housing and education. Many who live in North feel a lack of supportive community for the times when we face adversity. Many have doubts about moving to the community.
Fascil and Heron are emerging leaders in our local Ethiopian community. Read about their idea to offer culturally-relevant resources around mental health.
Sometimes we ask people to tell us how they would describe the Friendraiser to a friend. And because we value voices, we thought we'd share our favorites.