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Episode 71 – How NOT to Start a Nonprofit

An overabundance of nonprofits means more competition and less resources for everyone, and guarantees that success in reaching your mission is that much more difficult.

Today’s guest is Dee Fretwell of The Life Dom. She is an instructor, consultant, and global innovator, who works with both for-profit and nonprofit businesses, often working towards strategic planning, whether it's a business plan or strategic funding, and works in operational aspects of the organization.

Dee has been working with nonprofits since she can remember. Having spent over 20 years in nonprofit development, strategy and business systematization, her experience in this industry is hard to compete with. Fretwell’s business approach blends a straight-shooting communication style with a casual format that ultimately leads to a fun and efficient experience.

In this episode, we talked about:

The common fallacy with nonprofits

How to not start a nonprofit and what that actually means

How a community can better support their favorite nonprofits

Reasons why nonprofits fail

How to find funding for nonprofits

What Dee does as a consultant for nonprofits

Dee’s favorite nonprofits

Dee’s ideal client

If you’re a nonprofit organization that's ready to roll up your sleeves and get some serious funding going, Dee can look at some systems and help put operational pieces in place to strengthen them, as well as find ways to collaborate with other nonprofits. Most importantly, from Dee herself, "Listen to your heart". There will be things you will care about that you will want to help make a change on, and it doesn't have to come from your own blood, sweat, and tears.


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