Jimmy LaRose Parody – “Food & Water For All” is all that you would expect from our favorite nonprofit provocateur. Jimmy has always held the establishment’s feet to the fire by exposing the absurdity peddled by nonprofit consultants, association networks and industry rags. Now he’s launched an imaginary charity named “Food & Water For All.” See Jimmy meet with his newly formed “board of directors” during their first “Skype Call.”
Jimmy LaRose, born James Paul LaRose in Kingston, NY (September 2, 1967), is recognized around the world as charity’s great 21st Century Champion. LaRose’s work as an entrepreneur, author, fundraiser, speaker and co-founder of NANOE (National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives) has raised hundreds of millions of dollars around the world for people in need. His best-selling book RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY has been named by BookAuthority as one of the 100 Best Philanthropy Books of All Time.
Jimmy LaRose has devoted his thirty-year career to changing the way donors treat the charities in whom they invest. He is the creator of InsideCharity, an online media platform used by philanthropists to build financial-capacity for nonprofits who invoke the same free-market enterprise principles that produced their own personal wealth. Judged by his critics as self-aggrandizing and bombastic, LaRose is known by his peers as loving, self-effacing and humble. “He is part Martin Luther and part Howard Stern and is exactly what nonprofit’s needs to affect 21st Century transformation”, says NANOE President Louis Fawcett. Jimmy is the first to acknowledge that as a “former” industry elite he was ruined by a “Damascus Road Experience…I had this horrifying moment that brought me to my knees. I wrestled for weeks with the unassailable truth that after 100 years of charitable labor we have failed. Nonprofits have not yet begun to address the major social and environmental ills it was designed for and was intended to solve. There is more hunger, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, poverty than ever before. Yet the nonprofit establishment is satisfied with mediocrity. We reach only a few instead of building the massive organizations required to solve problems in their entirety. THERE IS NO VISION…THERE IS NO PLAN”