The economic crisis requires a reengineering of the way we approach funding and solving long standing social issues. Our foundation began by asking: What if we could engage Utah's entrepreneurs to address Utah's complex problems? How can we provide nonprofit organizations the strategic resources they need to create sustainable positive change?
To help answer that question we held a series of meetings with entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. We found a disconnection between these important sectors: entrepreneurs know little about the role of the nonprofit sector, and nonprofit leaders are yearning for a way to effectively tap their resources. Yet each do, and will, rely on each other. A growing economy needs a healthy community, and the organizations that support the public good need the intellectual and financial capital of entrepreneurs.
We believe, and our research confirms, that Utah needs a catalyst so that nonprofits and entrepreneurs benefit from each other's expertise. We invite you to be a part of this effort. Share your thoughts!
The two reports are posted here: