Fundraising

One Man Non Profits Part III – The Power of Compounding Effort

Albert Einstein said ‘The most powerful force in the Universe is compound interest’. To that I say ‘the most powerful force in philanthropy is compound interests.’ The ability to bring people together based on a common interest and to make an impact is, in my opinion, the most important skill for a philanthropy to develop and hone. Superficially this flies ...

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One Man Non Profits Part II – The Down Side

On of the questions I get asked all the time is ‘How do I start my own Non Profit’. I often shudder and then ask what they want to benefit, what their passion is and if their is an organization that fills that need already. The balance that we are striving for is personal connection vs. economy of scale. I’ll ...

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One Man Non Profits Part I

I just finished the book Microtrends and was really impressed with the diversity of examples. What really grabbed my attention in the greater sense was how easy a micro trend can bubble up from something obscure to something significant. One trend that I think the author missed was the rise of the one man non profit. In my travels and ...

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Boston Gives To Cancer Research

"Financials" ride there bikes for cancer research.  John Hancock’s Funds CEO and MFS’s Investment Manager were among those riding in this past weekend’s Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, a bike-a-thon for cancer research .  The organizers who have been putting on this ride since 1980, say that the 4300 cyclists , who travel between 70 and 192 miles in two days is the ...

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