Launching a Nonprofit: Business Lessons for All Startups
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While you may not be thinking about starting a nonprofit, there are many lessons to be learned by hearing about the ups and downs of launching one since as my guest says, it’s really just another form of a business.
This episode has a little longer set of application exercises which I explain at the end of the interview.
In this episode you’ll meet Dr. Monique Y. Wells who is the founder of The Wells International Foundation. Monique is a native of Houston TX and a resident of Paris, France. She is a veterinary pathologist and toxicologist, world-traveler, serial entrepreneur, and arts enthusiast. Her dedication to empowering minorities, women, and young people led her to launch her foundation in 2015 and is the driving force behind its mission.
Listen in as Monique and I discuss…
- Why she decided to reorganize her entrepreneurial activities under the business model of a nonprofit
- How she got the foundation off the ground and the hardest part of doing that
- The difference between a nonprofit and not for profit
- Things that surprised her about starting and running a foundation
- What we both wish others knew about foundations and nonprofits
- The single things she’s most proud of since starting the foundation
- The similarities between profit making and non profit organizations
As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.
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