What if you could invest in a non profit like you can a business? Fast Company says it is already being done.
It only makes sense when you think about it. Non profits beat their heads against the wall courting donors year around and every so often conduct intricate, expensive and time consuming capital campaigns. On the other hand, donors are always looking to figure out what the return will be on their donation.
A non profit IPO would allow non profits and donors to deal with each other as business partners. The amounts invested will likely be larger than the traditional donation and the non profit can use the money to grow the entire organization, and not be tied to using it only for specific programs.
Non profits spend too much time trying to line up one donor at a time to fund one program at a time. Under this IPO scenario, the non profit can invest more time in seeing their mission accomplished. That is the way it should be.