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Kathleen Kelly Janus

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Kathleen Kelly Janus is a social entrepreneur, author and lecturer at Stanford University. As an expert on philanthropy, millennial engagement and scaling early stage organizations, her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the co-founder of Spark, the largest network of millennial donors in the world. Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, her forthcoming book, Social Startup Success, features best practices for early stage nonprofit organizations based on a five-year research project interviewing hundreds of top-performing social entrepreneurs.

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Kathleen Kelly Janus Social Startup Success is the playbook that I wish I had when I co-founded Spark, a small nonprofit in San Francisco that engages millennials to suppo…moreSocial Startup Success is the playbook that I wish I had when I co-founded Spark, a small nonprofit in San Francisco that engages millennials to support gender equality. When we founded Spark we had a ton of buzz, lines around the block for our events, and our revenue was doubling monthly. Just as we got off the ground, we hit a wall at $500,000 in revenue. We knew that we were having an impact on our members and wanted to grow the organization, but we couldn’t raise the revenue we needed to expand. Wearing my research cap at Stanford, I started to study nonprofit scale, and I realized that we were not alone. The funding wall is real: in fact two-thirds of nonprofits in the U.S. are $500K in revenue in below. I became really curious, who are these organizations all around us that were breaking through that wall and why were they more successful? Over the past five years I have surveyed hundreds of top-performing organizations, traveling the world to meet with one hundred social entrepreneurs, their staff, funders and board members trying to figure out the secret to scale. Social Startup Success outlines the five strategies that set these organizations apart – testing ideas, measuring impact, funding experimentation, leading collectively and storytelling purposefully. I’m excited to share these findings with the world so that other nonprofits can learn from the best of breed organizations to launch their own social startup success.(less)
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Barbara Kingsolver
“A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. You examine every turn of flesh for precocity, and crow it to the world. But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after--oh, that' s love by a different name.”
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