In 2001, I started a national non-profit with a dear friend. We called it Grounds For Sharing. Our goal was to teach non-profits that it was possible to generate sustainable funding by partnering with for profits. (This was back in the days that most non-profits didn't even believe they could accept anything other than donations.)
Our major non-profit clients included Defenders of Wildlife, Hillel, PTAs, (they weren't called PTOs back then), and lots of local non-profits as well.
If you want a good laugh, I found a snap shot of that old site: http://web.archive.org/web/20010424135529/http://www.groundsforsharing.org/
In short, it was my dream job. I loved working with non-profits and showing them how their supporters really wanted new ways to support them!
Fast forward 14 years, and here I am returning to what I love. The tools are better, the technology is better, the non-profits laws have become more supportive of partnerships - and I'm taking the revolution on the road!
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