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Starting a nonprofit? Network, network, network

Here are a few tips I’ve picked up on networking that can help any budding social entrepreneur.


3 lessons I’ve learned about social entrepreneurship after relaunching my nonprofit

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

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 invitation that changed all that: I was invited to be a panelist and workshop host at the C.O.O.L. Kids first annual Young Caring Professional’s Conference […]


Failing Forward: How I’m dealing with difficult board members

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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 piece for her series Failing Forward, Anne Desrosiers, founder of The World is Your Oyster (TWIYO)—a nonprofit dedicated to informing and transforming urban youth into […]