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In Defense of Raising Money

For Impact Ideas | | Tom Suddes

One of my good friends and certainly one of the brightest and most talented social entrepreneurs in the world is Daniela Papi. She runs Pepy Ride.

She sent me a great piece called In Defense of Raising Money: A Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs by Sasha Dichter.

I just noticed it was written in October of 2008 but it is a powerful voice that, while not using our For Impact language, supports so many of our concepts.

The closing line, “I’d rather be an evangelist, a storyteller, an educator, a translator, a table-pounder, a guy on his soap box, a woman with a megaphone, a candidate for change. I want to talk to as many people as I can about my ideas and capture their imagination about the change I hope to see in the world.” WOW!