Category Archives: non-profits

What is wrong with organizing today

This email is an example of everything that is wrong with grassroots organizing today: To NARP Members, August 9, 2006– The budget battles of recent years make it clear that Amtrak’s critics are out to get rid of all long … Continue reading

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Mantra for BuildCap

Guy Kawasaki’s “Art of the Start” talk says that you need a mantra not a mission statement for a company. Here is my cut at it: Helping you save the world without sacrificing your family. What do you think?

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about passion for the cause….

Buildcap is focusing on the non-profit space. This results in reading a bunch of blogs about non-profits, including this one about passion: We need passion for the cause, passion for delivering real benefits to stakeholders. Charity employees (and volunteers) need … Continue reading

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we launched our alpha release

Yeah! We are going into early alpha for the new buildcap.com for non-profits and political organizations. More news later. (right now the alpha site is a little secret 😉 )

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demo 0.001 of the project is done!

I have been working on this for about 3 weeks scattered time with kids and other activities taking up time. I am really appreciating more and more the XP methodology for building code. On an earlier version, I spent time … Continue reading

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about judging responses to a business idea

so I have this idea that is getting strong positive response amongst the people I ask. But how do I tell if these people are representative of a wider sea of customers or just the biggest fish in a very … Continue reading

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about the nature of non-profits

Non-profits are very different than businesses. Business exist to generate capital for their owners where as non-profits exist to generate social environmental change that their members agree is desirable. At the end of the day all non-profits are political. Churches … Continue reading

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