Forbes Nonprofit Council members are constantly working to better the world we live in, whether that’s through global disaster relief or accelerators for young companies. And, in addition to their many accomplishments and contributions, they are looking ahead for other challenges to take on.
Below, we highlight two members and their big news.
William McNulty Announces Plans to Transition to Founder Emeritus
After co-founding international disaster response nonprofit Team Rubicon eight years ago and building it into a groundbreaking organization, William McNulty announced his plans to transition from Chief Executive Officer of Team Rubicon Global into a newly created role, Team Rubicon Founder Emeritus. Current Chief Information Officer Dr. Stephen Hunt will serve as interim CEO.
Says McNulty in a letter to friends and colleagues: “What anyone who has ever served in the military knows is this: even though your time in uniform may end, that desire to serve others never leaves you. It was that desire to serve that inspired me, in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Haiti, to cofound Team Rubicon (TR) in 2010, and to expand our mission by founding Team Rubicon Global (TRG) a few years later. Together with, and thanks to the expertise and dedication of hundreds of former service men and women, other similarly passionate volunteers and an unparalleled staff, we have made a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people enduring tremendous hardship around the world.
“After almost eight years of working shoulder-to-shoulder with the bravest and the brightest in some of the most dangerous and distressed areas on the globe, I’m happy to report that the Team Rubicon brand, the quality and breadth of our work, and the dedication of our people has never been stronger. The organization we have built together stands today as a best-in-class international disaster response organization.”
A social entrepreneur at heart, McNulty feels now is the time to move on to the next challenge he can help solve. He is also working on a book detailing the origin and impact of Team Rubicon.
Mission Edge Announces Winning Social Enterprise for SAIL Pitch Night
On October 24, Mission Edge announced the winning social enterprise for the San Diego Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL) Pitch Night: Second Chance Youth Garden took home the grand prize of $10,000. Alicia Quinn is the program director at Mission Edge, spearheading corporate social responsibility programs and a social enterprise accelerator for nonprofits.
SAIL Pitch Night, sponsored by the San Diego Foundation, Union Bank, Qualcomm Incorporated and Cox Communications, highlighted the social enterprise ideas of seven nonprofit organizations that are creating cutting-edge business models that align with their social missions. The Second Chance Youth Garden, a six-week job training program for people aged 14-21 years, received the Qualcomm-sponsored audience choice award of $10,000.
Each social enterprise that presented participated in the SAIL program, a ten-week accelerator led by Mission Edge and Impact Without Borders. SAIL participants worked closely with mentors and investors to plan and pitch revenue-generating business models, while engaging in interactive workshops and benefitting from Mission Edge’s expert advisory services.
Learn more about SAIL here.
These are just a handful of Forbes Councils members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here.
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