Non-Profits Should Act More Like a Business

Non-Profits are responsible for achieving their bottom line(s). Every group, organization or association has a social bottom line they are committed to achieve and through that comes commitments to stakeholders, funders, board members, recipients and overall revenues. Although a non-profit is set up in a way to not receive profit for their work, almost every other aspect of their infrastructure is mirrored with the for-profit world.

How my Biggest Success was my Biggest Failure

In 2013 I co-founded my first company. It was a huge deal. It was a for-profit Canadian company operating in Ghana West Africa. Our main source of funding was the Canadian and Ghanaian Governments. Our focus was on implementing a taxation and business licensing system to allow local level governments to generate their own revenues. This would allow them to not depend so heavily on non-profits, foreign support or the federal government to take care of community needs.