Non profit founders often vary in professional background, expertise and the reason they do what they do. But there is one thing that brings them all together: the struggle of starting and maintaining their organization.
In this article on Huffington Post’s blog, Eric Cope, founder of Smile Squared, a non profit that gives toothbrushes and oral health information to children in countries with no access to oral health care, shares his advice for all non profit – and business – owners.
Integrity, perseverance and ambition are just a few of the traits that Cope describes as necessary for a successful start-up and non profit. We’d tend to agree.
His first “nugget” of advice, and our favorite, was to keep your organization’s mission at the heart of every decision you make. At WeevU, we’re pretty fond of organizations that stick to their mission – in fact, we like to think we do a good job of that as well.
Check out Cope’s advice on social entrepreneurship and let us know what you think!