Today, I am issuing a call to everyone who works for a non-profit organization… to every development director, executive director, program assistant… to everyone who cares about a non-profit enough to work there, donate there, or volunteer there.
Today, I am asking you to think like an entrepreneur.
I know: you’re not a for-profit business. Your bottom line, as a school, church, or charity, is measured in lives changed, not dollars gained. You have different goals, different needs, different plans than a for-profit business. You are, and always will be, a mission-focused non-profit organization. I hear you.
But still…. Today, I am asking you to think like an entrepreneur.
What is an entrepreneur? Let’s look at the definitions…
According to Wikipedia, an entrepreneur is “a person who is willing to launch a new venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome.”
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an entrepreneur