At first glance, Hip-Hop and saving historic buildings might not sound like a natural match. Yet, in Seattle, two organizations were able to think outside the box to create a winning situation for both.
We are delighted to share the process that we’ve developed over a decade or practice with hundreds of nonprofits around the world
King County has a growing homeless epidemic. In 2005 the Committee to End Homelessness was launched in King County with a grand goal of eradicating the county’s homeless problem in 10 years. The results? Today the homeless epidemic is even worse than when they started.
I had lunch the other day with a brilliant woman who recently left her job as a finance VP at a major corporation to join a medium-sized non-profit as the new CFO. She was tired of the corporate grind and wanted more meaningful work, but things were quickly going south.
Too often, the business and non-profit communities point out each other’s flaws. What they should be doing is learning from each other.
There’s lots of talk out there about how to tell a non-profit performer from a pretender. And for good reason. The lack of transparency and accountability in this $1.5 trillion dollar sector– 10% of our economy– has reached crisis proportions.