4 Valuable Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from For-profits

This is an excellent historical post from Michael Rosen’s Blog. Those of you who are nonprofit leaders and fundraisers – do you study the for-profit world? If so, what have you learned? If not, do you think you should start?

Michael Rosen Says...

I believe that the nonprofit and for-profit sectors can learn a great deal from one another. Over the past several months, I’ve had some experiences that have confirmed this belief. I’d like to share two negative and two positive encounters I’ve had with the for-profit sector and reveal the lessons I learned that can help any nonprofit organization.

Under promise, and over deliver.

I ordered a roast-beef sandwich to go from Au Bon Pain. While I’m not a frequent Au Bon Pain customer, I’ve been one for many, many years. I was looking forward to my sandwich. When I got home, I unwrapped my lunch, and took a big bite. Something wasn’t right. I spit out the bite. There was a piece of paper. I opened my sandwich and found a sheet of deli paper!

Ok, if you make thousands of sandwiches, you’re bound to a make a mistake sooner…

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Posted on April 7, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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