October 18, 2019

Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion is the title I came up with for an article after experiencing LaRose’s keynote address at NANOE’s 2019 Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo titled Overcoming the House of Org.

Granted, I’d already read his industry best-selling book RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY but was astonished by his onstage charisma and the brazen way he confronted the outdated practices and broken leadership that’s rampant throughout the nonprofit sector!

IF YOU’RE A CHARITABLE EXEC JIMMY LAROSE CHARITY CHAMPION MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT NONPROFIT VIDEO YOU WATCH THIS YEAR.

Simply put, if you’ll watch Overcoming the House of Org (see above) you’ll agree that Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion is a revelation about one of our industries greatest leaders. Why? Read below to see the outrageous topics he covered.

Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion proposes SEVEN RESPONSIBILITIES TO OVERCOME THE HOUSE OF ORG.

  1. Change Our Self View – Charities are NOT nonprofit. (THEY’RE IMPACT ORGANIZATIONS.)
  2. Abolish Boards As We Know Them. (BUILD SMALL GROUPS OF TRUSTED FRIENDS ONLY.)
  3. Stop Being An ED…Become a Strong CEO. (YOU DON’T WORK FOR THE THE BOARD…THEY WORK FOR YOU.)
  4. Confront the Intermediaries (AFP, CFRE, STATE ASSOCIATIONS, UNITED WAY, COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS.)
  5. Confront the Consulting Scam (BOARD TRAINING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS.)
  6. Confront the Media Outlets (CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY, NONPROFIT QUARTERLY, INDUSTRY BLOGGERS.)
  7. Confront the Product Sellers (BLACKBAUD, SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTS, GALA/AUCTION/A-THON COMPANIES.)

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE THAT REVEALS THE DYSFUNCTION WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT.

It’s insane. The crazy-making has to stop.

How?

DONORS ARE THE ANSWER!

Donors need to be inspired to apply the same free-market principles that have made them successful to the charitable sector. THEY MUST DEMAND PERFORMANCE METRICS FROM NONPROFITS.

Here’s a quick excerpt from Jimmy LaRose’s RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY.

Please notice he wrote this book for “donors only.”

“On the rocky and sometimes fearsome path one travels between being a ‘pupil’ and being a ‘student,’ it is essential to grasp the awesome fact that truth never fears a challenge, and to realize that we possess the liberty to challenge the existing order of things using critical analysis, and are charged with the responsibility to become the creative, thinking opinion leaders that the nonprofit sector so desperately needs.

Why write to philanthropists? It’s simple. YOU ARE OUR GREAT RECOURSE!

You see, as a benefactor, foundation exec, or corporate giver, you are uniquely positioned to challenge the existing order of things on behalf of a failed charitable sector. You’ve already worked through many of the problems that have paralyzed nonprofits, and possess the solutions that will set us all free.

There are reasons why you’re prosperous and the charitable sector is not. Donors possess a treasure trove of wealth that 501(c)3 organizations urgently require. It’s not your money, it’s not your network…
…it’s your experiences in life and enterprise that have made you a success!

Nonprofits falsely believe that more money is the answer to their problems, which is almost as silly as giving a degenerate gambler more chips. The truth is, give the average nonprofit more money, and all you’ll
do is keep them in the same cycle of “crazy-making” that’s paralyzed them for decades.

You see, charities need your mind more than your money! The challenge before us is not to ask you for more dollars, but rather to access the proven experience you possess that, when applied, will lead us
out of this wilderness.

Here’s the rub. All too often, you (the donor) are a big part of the problem. Why? Here’s a quote from a millionaire donor who read an earlier draft of RE-IMAGIING PHILANTHROPY. She said, “Jimmy, why
is it that every time I walk into a nonprofit board meeting, I ‘check at the door’ all the sound business principles and practices that made me successful in the first place?

You see, your success is based on the application of principles that the nonprofit sector has never embraced. RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY will reveal why you’ve been hesitant to hold organizations accountable to the same practices that have made you profitable. It will also reveal the ways you can ensure…CHARITIES ARE TRANSFORMED!!!”

Let JIMMY LAROSE ensure YOU OVERCOME THE HOUSE OF ORG!

—END—

Here’s a few more things you should know about Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion. Jimmy is the co-founder of NANOE. His passion for “people who give” has inspired philanthropists around the world to change the way they invest in nonprofits. His belief that donors are uniquely positioned to give charities what they truly need – leadership rather than money – is the basis for his work with individuals, governments, corporations and foundations, in the U.S., Europe, Asia & Middle East. Jimmy, in his role as author, speaker, corporate CEO & nonprofit CEO champions all of civil society’s vital causes by facilitating acts of benevolence that bring healing to humanity and advance our common good. Now, in his twenty-seventh year of service, his message that “money is more important than mission” and “donors are more important than people or causes” has resonated with policy institute scholars, social activists, doctoral students, business leaders who rely on him and his team of veterans to meaningfully grow their charitable enterprise. He’s the author of RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY: Charities Need Your Mind More Than Your Money™ written to philanthropists who give nonprofits what they really need…business models that grow capacity and achieve financial sustainability.

Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion – See The Video was written by Bishop Redfern II. Redfern is the presiding Bishop of the Ecumenical Church of Christ, is the founding Board Chair of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives. He has been named by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as its Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year and United Way’s Alyce Kemp-Dewitt Award Winner. Redfern, has served as the Chief Executive Officer in a diverse array of companies worldwide. He is known for his innovative leadership and management skills and a track record of providing companies with the leadership, organizational and operational tools they require for sustained profitable growth. Watch the the video below to learn more about Bishop Redfern II.

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