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Starting a nonprofit? Network, network, network
Posted on August 27, 2013
Over the past few months, I’ve shared my experiences launching, failing, restarting, and now running my nonprofit The World is Your Oyster (TWIYO). When I think back to the common...
3 lessons I’ve learned about social entrepreneurship after relaunching my nonprofit
Posted on July 25, 2013
If you’ve been following my journey over the past few months, you know that my dream of launching a nonprofit was put on hold after a ton of setbacks.
4 important lessons I’ve learned from starting a nonprofit
Posted on May 23, 2013
This year’s Global Youth Service Day was a special one for me. I haven’t really felt like I’ve been serving since my AmeriCorps VISTA position but I received a special...
Failing Forward: How I’m dealing with difficult board members
Posted on April 16, 2013
It’s pretty common to hear about the tension between executive directors and board members. But what happens when you decide it’s time to change the board entirely? In her third...
Failing Forward: If you’re starting a nonprofit, focus on your supporters
Posted on March 14, 2013
If you’ve started a nonprofit, you’ve probably spent a lot of time talking about your idea to gather support and feedback. However, there is a difference between explaining what you...
Failing Forward: What to do when your nonprofit doesn’t launch
Posted on February 4, 2013
So, you want to start a nonprofit or social enterprise? Doing so can be a bigger challenge than many of us think.