What If Women Entrepreneurs Ruled the World?

Everybody has benefited from fuller participation of women in every facet of society. And women don’t need a separate category or special treatment — they just need the opportunity and tools to compete.

Communicating your social impact is no longer optional

Communicating the result of your mission-driven work is as important as the programs you are developing. Like equity, design and fundraising, communications strategy is an important part of an organizations long term plan.

Increase social impact through design: a toolkit for mission-driven organizations

The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Ben Abraham, Senior Brand Manager at Storyblocks The past year has been a great clarifier. We witnessed the emergence of new trends and the calcification of many others that have been developing for years, all forcing us to adapt, pivot, and rethink our work and personal lives. Many […]

Planning Your Fundraising Strategy During and Post Covid-19

The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Rhett Wilson, Vice President of Development, The White House Historical Association, Co-Founder and Board Member, Caravanserai Project. If you’re in the mission-driven sector, fundraising is an intimidating base to cover even in the best of times. The Covid-19 pandemic made it even more challenging and 2021 is not […]

About equity, beyond worn-out talking points

The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Susan Gomez, CEO Inland Empire Community Collaborative, and Gabe Maldonado, Founder and CEO TruEvolution In some recent work with a number of partners in California’s Inland Empire region, over 400 area nonprofits were asked about how they were using an equity lens in their work. To our surprise, […]

Five Lessons We Have Learned About Organizational Survival

A Palm Springs (CA) based women’s assistance program had been slammed by the impact of Covid-19: staff, volunteers and the board were demoralized and confused. The organization had run out of funds and was trying to get out of their office lease. In short, they were preparing to shut down. Covid-19 had almost forced a […]

Reimagining Social Entrepreneurship Through Futures-Thinking Lenses

The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Jason Tester, Futurist Building and accelerating transformational, future-thinking organizations is one of Caravanserai Project’s main goals. Of course, the future comes in many forms, as seen in the work of the Social Entrepreneurship, Engagement, and Development (SEED) Lab alumni. Among them are visionary mission-driven leaders creating foster support […]

Never Let A Crisis Go to Waste: The Organizational Survival Checklists

As the disrupting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world for ever, mission-driven organizations are facing some very tough decisions ahead. While there is no doubt that emergency or disaster financial support is crucial, it is only a temporary solution and not a panacea. Numerous organizations in this sector have been on survival […]

Checklist: PPP Loans Forgiveness

Many nonprofit organizations have managed to maneuver their way through the CARES Act PPP loans. It has been a chaotic and highly frustrating process and unfortunately it is far from being over. Now that the loans are in their bank accounts, these organizations are facing other challenges: how to spend it? What is forgiven and what […]