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What are the challenges facing non-profits who want to generate earned-income?

Fundraising is difficult for non-profits."Earned-income" ventures can generate income for them so that they can become self-sustaining with no need for donations. What issues need to be solved to convert non-profits into social-entrepreneurship ventures?

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Creator:anandvc
Created:over 12 years ago
Activity:about 1 month ago
Users:14
Ideas:23
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Do you really want to pull your good people away from your core mission to accomplish this other mission?
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The skills necessary to do the non-profit mission are often at odds with the skills necessary to run a profit-making business (this is a lot like other answers).
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A smart non-profit will have a free/cheap lawyer advising them when they get outside the scope of their non-profit mission.
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Knowing of possible ways of earning profits.
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While #5 doesn't really address the question, I really like the idea. :)
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Business Acumen
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Many need funding in the first place to launch funding generation systems
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Having people in the organization who know how to activate a plan like this
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Knowing what to do with good ideas to implement in this new earned income area
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Having novel ideas to earn income in the first place
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I created www.lovelypaintings.com to generate funds for the non profit Orphan Rights (orphanrights.org). This is the first of many ideas to generate funds for our projects.
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Enterpreneurs can advertise that a particular percentage of the cost of their product would go for a charitable cause. This charitable cause should be clearly defined. Enterpreneurs should be eligible for tax benefits for this charity
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Knowing that there is such a thing as "earned-income" ventures for non-profits
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Lack of seed-funding to start their venture
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Lack of talented entrepreneurial people who want to work for non-profits
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Stigma that making "profits" or selling goods and services is not for them