Administrators Forum: Ditch the Box- A Study of One Non-Profit’s Inventive Approach to Fundraising

Administrators Forum – Monday, February 25

Ditch the Box: A Study of One Non-Profit’s Inventive Approach to Fundraising

In 2010 two Marines bypassed conventional avenues to stage a backdoor humanitarian aid effort into earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Wanting to continue the work when they returned stateside, they created Team Rubicon, a non profit disaster response organization designed to get help on the ground fast following natural disasters, and simultaneously repurpose the skills of military veterans. Team Rubicon (TR) has since expanded from its initial four-man team to a 90,000-strong national and international volunteer force. The organization now boasts an impressive $30-35 million per year budget and donors that range from individual supporters to corporate sponsors, such as T-Mobile and Home Depot.

What spurred such rapid growth?

Join us for a chat with TR’s Chief Development Officer Nicole Capossela. Highly experienced in both corporate and non profit fundraising, Nicole will discuss the implementation of the out-of-the-box strategies that contributed to TR’s tremendous success, and how they can be adapted for organizations of any size.


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