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.
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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[…]