Breaking Good: Forget “Charity”. Think Like a Business (The Biscuit)

Time To Break Rule #1 — Nonprofits Should Raise Most Of Their Dollars From Donations

Click here to see the first installment of “Breaking Good” with Josh Jacobson.

When I say “nonprofit,” do you think “charity?” What do these words mean and how do you conceptualize them? With today’s myth-busting missive, I’m targeting our preconceived notions about how nonprofits fuel their business models.

According to the Brookings Institute, what you might think about nonprofits is probably way wrong. It may be surprising to learn that just 13% of revenue for nonprofits comes from private contributions, including all the ways you’ve probably supported a nonprofit – coins dropped in collection bins, gifts made at special events and your cousin Larry’s crowdfunding campaign. etc. Fully 70% of all revenue to nonprofits is derived from fees charged in exchange for goods and services.

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Revealed! Here are the 2019 honorees in CBJ’s Women in Business awards program (Charlotte Business Journal)

For more than 20 years, CBJ has recognized outstanding local businesswomen through the Women in Business Achievement Awards program. Here’s an exclusive first look at the members of the 2019 class of honorees.

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Carolina has Heart: Santa runs to give back (WCNC)

The thing really drawing attention to Santa is what he’s doing when he’s not delivering gifts — he’s running.

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Lead-lined Room for Treatment of Rare Childhood Cancer Opens in Charlotte (North Carolina Health News)

Charlotte’s unsung heroes: They made Charlotte better in 2018(Charlotte Observer)

Each year, the Observer editorial board searches for heroes among us who make our city and region better. This year, we’ve found people who’ve made the most of a second chance, helped dads connect with children, helped students explore and forever changed treatment of cancer in Charlotte. (We published our first two honorees yesterday.) To them, and to all who make our community better, we say thank you!

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