Jan 23, 2018
Typically, we are into starting something new. People are into starting new nonprofits instead of joining forces with a nonprofit with similar organizations. Moreover, we have some $200,000 nonprofits that are not growing, meeting their mission, or increasing their impact. Many forgo the steps for scaling and optimizing significance when jumping to start a nonprofit, and this is problematic.
To further our understanding, we bring in social entrepreneur, lecturer, and Co-Founder of Spark™, Kathleen Janus. Kathleen discusses her upcoming book Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference as the playbook of how to support and play your role in the nonprofit sector. She emphasizes:
Kathleen’s website: www.kathleenjanus.com
Kathleen’s link to purchase book and accessories: http://www.kathleenjanus.com/socialstartupsuccess.html
Entrepreneurship Survey Report: http://www.kathleenjanus.com/resources.html
Social Start-up Success Evaluation Tool kit: http://www.kathleenjanus.com/resources.html
(3:09) Kathleen shares her inspiration in writing her book
(5:04) A common obstacle nonprofits face
(7:00) Getting over the hump: growing your budget from 500,000 to 2,000,000 with 5 steps
(7:30) Step 1: Create a culture of innovation- the importance of testing and improving as they grow.
(7:45) Step 2: Measuring impact to scale more quickly
(8:35) How to measure impact and scale with relatively little money in the bank
(10:03) Braven: an organization measuring impact by using specific data metrics
(11:48)- Advancing your metrics: Testing the Counterfactual:
(14:04) Step 3: Find your funding model
(15:05) Step 4: Build a culture of collective leadership for growth
(16:26) Number 5: Make storytelling a practice for growth
(22:00) Kathleen shares a dirty secret and honest truth
(23:20) A Success Story from Focusing on Resources: Last Mile Health Women’s Healthcare Clinic
(28:36) Problematic tendency: lack of incentive to acknowledge failure in the nonprofit sector.
(32:05) Kathleen shares how she knows when it is time to quit