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Why you should consider not for profit as a structure for your business
On this podcast and in many other business circles people are talking about creating meaning and purpose in their business. We talk about social and environmental justice and creating a more humane future for everyone. But typically we don’t talk about the idea of not for profit businesses.
The truth is that most entrepreneurs shun the idea of not for profit and I think that may be a big mistake. The title of the post Post Growth referred to the inherent finite resources of resources on this planet.
There is a lot of really interesting ways to use a not-for-profit to create a business that not only is financially sustainable for you and your family but also for the broader community and the planet.
Listen in on this conversation about creating an economy that is more equitable for all involved.
A facilitator, author and social entrepreneur, Donnie Maclurcan is passionate about all things not-for-profit. Originally from Australia, he moved to the U.S. in 2013, from where he runs thePost Growth Institute: an international group exploring how we flourish without our economy having to constantly expand. As a consultant, Donnie has helped more than 350 not-for-profit projects start, scale and sustain their work, while his own initiatives include co-founding: Free Money Day, the Post Growth Alliance, the (En)Rich List, Cascades Hub, and Project Australia. An Affiliate Professor of Social Science at Southern Oregon University, a Distinguished Fellow with the U.K. Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, an Associate with the Australian-based Institute for Sustainable Futures and a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, Donnie holds a PhD in social science that explored how nanotechnology might impact global inequality. He is currently completing his third book, titled: How on Earth: our future is not for profit.
Twitter: @donmacca, @postgrowth