Last month, I read a piece on funding social enterprise. It was an article from The Wall Street Journal entitled, “Social Enterprises Have a Hard Time Landing Capital”. As a social entrepreneur myself,
In the world of nonprofit leaders and people who make a difference in our world, Dan Pallotta is a true rock star and I am very proud to call him my friend. Dan is best known for creating the multi-day charitable event industry, and a new generation of citizen philanthropists with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events, which has raised $582 million in just nine years. He is president of Advertising for Humanity, which helps foundations and philanthropists transform the growth potential of their favorite grantees and the author of Uncharitable and Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World – two important books that I urge every nonprofit leader to read.
Dan has long been a champion of changing the way we view the nonprofit sector. As he wrote in the preface of my book, Almost Isn’t Good Enough, the current ethic that we have about nonprofits “… seriously undermines our ability to create meaningful change in the world. This ethic encourages cultures of deprivation in charity and discourages charities from doing all of […]
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Funds2Orgs helps nonprofits raise funds, supports micro-enterprise in developing nations & dramatically reduces post consumer waste.
Wayne Elsey launches new company, Funds2Orgs, to help non-profits create powerful events that engage volunteers, raise funds and make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.
Orlando, FL, (April 3, 2013): Wayne Elsey, Founder and former CEO of the charitable organization, Soles4Souls and current CEO of Wayne Elsey Enterprises, today announced the launch of Funds2Orgs. The new company will help U.S. nonprofits raise funds by holding events that collect gently used or discarded items such as shoes, clothing, purses, mattresses, cell phones and other electronic goods. Participating nonprofits are paid for what they collect and the articles are then distributed to support and sustain micro-enterprise ventures by low-income entrepreneurs in disadvantaged countries.
“I am very excited to launch Funds2Orgs because my experience over the past few years of working with charitable organizations has shown that the overwhelming majority of the more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the U.S. are unable to sustain the revenues they need to carry out their mission. Compounding the problem for many […]