Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 7 (part 2)

This is the seventh-and-a-half post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Rule 7: Charge a lot (but be worth more than you charge) The point here is that your organisation’s selling point – we’re…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 7 (part 1)

This is the seventh post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Rule 7: Charge a lot (but be worth more than you charge) This is a counter-intuitive but powerful lens for thinking about non-profit…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 6: Scale is not a Reward (3)

This is the sixth-and-third post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. So what do finding the right size for your organisation and the Free Prize Inside approach to scale look like in practice? Here are…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 6: Scale is not a Reward (2)

This is the sixth-and-half post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Scale and the Free Prize Inside We left Rule 6 a little watered down: “Scale carefully and find the size that works for…

Business Model Canvas

This is one of the most useful tools I’ve come across for understanding how your business works (or might works). It designed for lean-startup style customer discovery and validation, but I found it a fantastic lens for actually seeing different parts…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 6: Scale is not a Reward

This is the sixth post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Seth says: Scale is not its own reward. Grow when it helps you serve the people you seek to serve. That’s the only…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 5: Own your Assets

This is the fifth post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Build and own an asset that’s difficult for other people to reproduce . This is an interesting one in the non-profit world, because…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 4: Resist the urge to do average work for average people

This is the fourth post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Be a “meaningful specific” rather than a “wandering generality” – it’s the principle of concentration of force and energy to get work done.…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 3: Serve Clients Eager to Pay for what you do (part 4 of 4)

This is the third-and-three-quarters post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Rule 3: Serve Clients Eager to Pay for what you do (part 4) In a nutshell, Seth says that if someone isn’t eager…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 3: Serve Clients Eager to Pay for what you do (part 3 of 4)

This is the third-and-two-thirds post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Rule 3: Serve Clients Eager to Pay for what you do (part 3) In a nutshell, Seth says that if someone isn’t eager…