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Nonprofit leaders know that solving pervasive social problems requires passion and creativity as well as tangible results. The The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success shares the same business principles that drive the world's best companies, showing how they can (and should) be applied to the realm of nonprofits. Steve Rothschild personally crossed sectors when he left corporate America to found Twin Cities RISE!, a highly successful poverty reduction program. His honest story, and success and missteps, create an essential road map for any social venture looking to prove and boost its impact.

The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success can help maximize the positive impact of any nonprofit.

  • Distils essential nonprofit principles such as having a clear and appropriate purpose, creating economic value from social benefit, and establishing mutual accountability
  • Shares successful approaches from innovative organizations such as Grameen Bank, Playworks, Common Ground, Community Solutions, Habitat for Humanity, Lumni, Caring Bridge, College Summit and Twin Cities RISE!
  • Draws from the author's success in founding and building Twin Cities RISE!, which trains unemployed Minnesotans for living wage jobs. Twin Cities RISE! serves 1,500 participants each year