Managing a nonprofit often means operating on a shoestring. There’s not always the budget to streamline processes or outsource tasks to specialists. You have to make do with what you’ve got and be creative about finding solutions. That means everyone has to pitch in to get things done. Often it’s the small or seemingly insignificant tasks that end up taking the longest. You can spend hours every week updating social media or sending emails late at night to keep your team updated. With a few simple apps, you could potentially clear hours in your week to focus on the big picture strategy and really making a difference.
Dan Rice works for TerraClear, an organization whose mission is to improve access to clean drinking water among rural populations in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Lao PDR is on the United Nations’ least developed country list, and therefore largely lacks basic resources to keep water clean for its citizens.
Global Cancer Institute (GCI) is a non-profit charity aimed at improving the survival and quality of life of underserved cancer patients worldwide. Program Coordinator Allie Bukowski manages two GCI programs: the Patient Navigation Program and the Young Women's Breast Cancer Database, both of which are designed at a high level to help underserved cancer patients worldwide improve their access to and interaction with quality cancer care.
Close to eight million people worldwide die from cancer each year. It’s a shocking statistic, and even after thousands of years, we still don't know all the causes and haven't pulled all the links together, so the cure is still very much a fight.