After a 20+ year career in the for-profit world, I found my calling in the non-profit world when together with my wife I founded the Miracle League of . The Miracle League provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league. We’ve grown over eight seasons (we play in the spring and fall) from 100 players and 120 buddies to over 175 players and 200 buddies per season. We run the Miracle League like a professional organization and it shows in the quality of programming and constituent satisfaction. I like to call our field the “happiest place in San Diego.” If you’re in San Diego on a Saturday when we play stop by and experience for yourself.
I’m also the founding and currently vice-chairman. The surgical Oncology Research Institute who founded CORI are incredibly passionate about caring for their patients and conducting ground-breaking research in a truly collaborative fashion. Having been around the block with many oncologists throughout the country, I have a keen appreciation for just how unique is their approach.of the
Based on my experience running these two Non-Profit Purchasing Group (“NPPG”)., I came to appreciate how important it is to focus on cost savings in addition to fund raising. Non-profits need to maximize their resources and too often the concept of cost savings is lost. I believe that most smaller to medium size non-profits just don’t have the capacity and/or bandwidth to seek out discounts where they are available. Hence, I created the
I launched NPPG in January 2010 to help non-profits save on their most commonly purchased goods and services. NPPG is the only one-stop discounted shopping site for non-profits everywhere. We’ve grown from 21 best-in-class vendor partners to over 50 where you can save on average from 15% to 55%.
I’ve decided to create this blog to share with other non-profit professionals, advisors, service providers and board members my thoughts, observations and suggestions for improving non-profit operations.