Don’t Ever Stop Bootstrapping: Saluting All Entrepreneurs

We’re honored to share this special guest post by our friend and colleague Pamela Hawley, founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, an award-winning service connecting donors and volunteers with high-quality international charities and global opportunities.

Vermont Enacts Benefit Corporation Law

On May 19, Vermont Gov. James Douglas signed the state’s benefit corporation act into law. Effective July 1, 2011, for-profit corporations in Vermont can elect to file as benefit corporations. At core, this requires a dedicated corporate focus on creating a “general public benefit,” meaning some combination of: providing beneficial products/services to low income or[…]

Open Letter to New Executive Directors

Dear Executive Director Following a Founder, If this were easy, it would be easy. The job of serving as the first Executive Director after a founder–in any situation, in any organization, in any economy–is probably the hardest job in the nonprofit sector. Taking it on requires tough skin and an iron stomach. And somehow, through[…]