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Founder Stories: Nonprofit Startups vs For-Profit Startups with Justin Wheeler

March 25, 2020 Taylor Shanklin Season 1 Episode 13
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Founder Stories: Nonprofit Startups vs For-Profit Startups with Justin Wheeler
Mar 25, 2020 Season 1 Episode 13
Taylor Shanklin

In this episode of the Soar podcast, Taylor Shanklin sat down with Justin Wheeler to talk about his founder stories, having founded both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Justin Wheeler has raised over $100+M for charities and has founded both for-profit and nonprofit entities. He got into "building things" at an early age, with his first startup venture being a nonprofit, Liberty in North Korea.  That was followed up by the founding of another nonprofit organization, Invisible Children, and his most recent venture is a California-based startup, Funraise, which helps nonprofits raise money and run more efficiently.

In this episode, the two talked about:

  • Some breaking advice on how nonprofit organizations can continue to fundraise in the time of the coronavirus
  • What it's like to start a nonprofit vs a for-profit
  • Why nonprofits are at an (often unfortunate) disadvantage
  • Justin's founder lessons learned with each venture

Check out and connect with Justin on LinkedIn, and learn more about Funraise here.

Show Notes

In this episode of the Soar podcast, Taylor Shanklin sat down with Justin Wheeler to talk about his founder stories, having founded both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Justin Wheeler has raised over $100+M for charities and has founded both for-profit and nonprofit entities. He got into "building things" at an early age, with his first startup venture being a nonprofit, Liberty in North Korea.  That was followed up by the founding of another nonprofit organization, Invisible Children, and his most recent venture is a California-based startup, Funraise, which helps nonprofits raise money and run more efficiently.

In this episode, the two talked about:

  • Some breaking advice on how nonprofit organizations can continue to fundraise in the time of the coronavirus
  • What it's like to start a nonprofit vs a for-profit
  • Why nonprofits are at an (often unfortunate) disadvantage
  • Justin's founder lessons learned with each venture

Check out and connect with Justin on LinkedIn, and learn more about Funraise here.