And this evening, you will be visiting 465 California Street in San Francisco, and the headquarters of Room to Read, an organization that is focused on girls education and children’s literacy in Asia and Africa. We’ll begin with Geetha Murali, the Chief Executive Officer of Room to Read and then hear from other members of the team.
You can count on one hand, quite literally, the number of nonprofit organizations founded since 2000 that have surpassed $50 million in annual revenues. For an organization to achieve that milestone, they must have an extraordinary program, measurable results, and exceptional marketing and fundraising initiatives. And that description perfectly fits Room to Read, and it’s a pleasure to have with us their Chief Executive Officer, Geetha Murali.
Kathleen Kelly Janus, author of Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference, Joins Denver Frederick
Approximately two-thirds of nonprofit organizations never break through the $500,000 revenue barrier. They hit a wall, live a vicarious existence, and never have the opportunity to scale their efforts, even in cases where they are making an impact and a real difference. That is exactly what happened to my next guest with a nonprofit she started. But what she did next was…