Thursday, November 24, 2011

Calling All Boomers: Don’t Start More Nonprofits - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Calling All Boomers: Don’t Start More Nonprofits - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas


Calling All Boomers: Don’t Start More Nonprofits

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Many people probably rejoiced when they heard about a study released last week showing that 12 million baby boomers want to start their own nonprofit or socially oriented business over the next decade.

But it’s hard to imagine those findings cheered many people who understand the nonprofit world. More than a million nonprofit groups already exist, and plenty of for-profit ventures are dedicated in part to providing some social benefit. Adding millions more of such entities is not good for this nation...

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