After being in the nonprofit industry a number of years and helping innumerous organizations start and grow their nonprofit, What Next Nonprofit was conceptualized in 2015 by me, EZE aka EzRa.
At that time, there seemed to be a void in the industry. I found there were many organizations that failed due to either lack of knowledge, understanding, or financial support. So I began creating programs to assist organizations with vital information to create a firm foundation based on best practices in the industry. But still, that wasn't enough. So I dug deeper and imagined a company that would empower community-based leaders to get the finances and education they needed to succeed.
As fate would have, life happened that took me away from this industry and out of the scene for 5 years. But I never stopped visualizing, planning, and studying about how to be a better answer for nonprofits that may be new or struggling to make it.
Then one day, an epiphany came. I remember the exact location where this happened. For the majority of my life, I was a self-employed entrepreneur who created multiple business entities from real estate to health care. But one day I stopped and decided to pursue the thing that excited me most, the nonprofit world. As I mused over my history of creating money, it came to me to share the principles that I had learned from my numerous money making entrepreneurial ventures, to develop principles for nonprofit financial sustainability. This could help thousands of mission-driven nonprofits to become better equipped to serve their population, and could be a game-changer for the nonprofit community as a whole to effect positive change.
I hope you are able to glean from these principles as I did. So here we go...