Nonprofits: The Greater Good

Everywhere one turns today there is stories of disaster, tragedy, and human loss of life. In this ever-changing world, one can wonder where the goodness still resides. Disaster looms around every corner, yet, amongst all the stores of gloom is a story of the greater good being woven. Stories that are woven from the fabric of history where good triumphs over evil. Found in this same fabric, is the elements of which fairy tales are taken. Now at a time where many fairy tales are paused, this fabric weaves hope to every corner of the world.

The triumphs I speak of are those involved in the nonprofit sector and their quests to equal injustices and help those who cannot help themselves. Tragedies are calling forth a new type of warrior. A warrior who fights with their heart and lives by special creed to think of others first. This, is where heros are made and legacies are born.

I believe everyone wants to be a part of the endless story where good overcomes atrocity. The age has come where everyone is invited into the bigger story. The story of helping others who desperately need help. I am contacted daily by those wanting to make a difference in the world. The only thing standing in between them and their dreams is direction.

I argue that those doing nonprofit work are doing the greater good. Many start out to learn how to start a nonprofit organization get discouraged because non-profit creation is tough. That’s where I like to get involved and encourage people that creating a nonprofit does not have to be difficult. I enjoy coming alongside people to encourage them to continue their quest to create a nonprofit. For too long, those doing nonprofit work were only large nonprofits. However, the organizational structures of large nonprofits can squelch the productivity of work. I am not against large nonprofits, since I worked alongside many. I do believe there is a place for anyone who wants to start a nonprofit and make the world a better place. Some would argue that there are too many nonprofits. I believe otherwise and support thousands of small nonprofits all over the world.

It is even possible that every family have their own nonprofit in which they can consistently give. Then from there nonprofit they can support a multitude of projects or other nonprofits. But as above creating a nonprofit can be tough and expensive making it prohibitive for the individual or family to create. Throughout all my years in the nonprofit sector, I have consistently maintained that there are better alternatives to creating a nonprofit than creating an independent 501(c)(3). By enabling individuals and families to inexpensively create nonprofits we enable more people to get involved and triumph of good.

If you are that warrior who cannot sit on the sidelines and watch injustice happen in the world. I invite you to begin looking at how easily you can create a nonprofit and join to make the world better place. There is little activity, if any, as satisfying than to help those who cannot help themselves. If I can help encourage, educate, or equip you a nonprofit creation or nonprofit work I would consider it an honor.

Starting a nonprofit does not have to be difficult nor expensive. Is there such a thing as “a greater good?” It may sound like a oxymoron but yes, I believe there is something better than good. When a person or group of persons is involved in doing nonprofit work, they are unselfishly putting time and energy into helping those who cannot help themselves. When hope is extended where there seems to be no hope, I believe something better than “good” is happening.

If you are one of those who strive and created nonprofit, this article is meant to give you hope and encouragement to continue your quest to help those who cannot help themselves. It is worth the challenge.