NANOE Hosts Jimmy LaRose at Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo provides nonprofit executives a SNEAK PEAK at NANOE’s Biennial Virtual Event on April 20-21, 2021. NANOE and their 2,100 members have poignantly asked the question, “Is Charity Broken for Good?” This group of charitable leaders, named National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE), have determined that high-performing nonprofit leaders are entirely frustrated with the dysfunction of nonprofits.
Jimmy LaRose, firebrand fundraiser and nonprofit provocateur, will be issuing one of the keynote addresses titled:
Jimmy LaRose knows that financial capacity-building is the key to charitable impact. “It’s a simple matter of the order of things. If you want to take your nonprofit mission to scale then YOU HAVE TO PRIORITIZE MONEY FIRST.” If you want to ‘solve’ problems instead of just ‘servicing’ them you must create an ever expanding flow of cash. Remember Logan Smith’s famous quote, ‘There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.” Money is oxygen. Without it, charities asphyxiate, atrophy and fail. The healthy flow of lots of cash (air) allows a nonprofit to flourish and, in turn, realize its important mission in ways never dreamed possible.” Join us for this session to learn how to receive big money gifts in our new virtual world.
Louis Fawcett, NANOE President when commenting on Jimmy asks the question, “Is he bombastic and self aggrandizing? Yes. Is he a marketing genius who emails you incessantly? Yes. Is he passionate about the nonprofit sector beyond anything I have seen? Yes. Jimmy is part Howard Stern and part Martin Luther. He is Darth Vader…part man and part machine. He is a villain to the nonprofit establishment and a hero to small and medium nonprofits. There are many for whom this mix of good and bad is unacceptable. For the pious puritans of the nonprofit sector, only humble service will suffice. Here’s the problem: the establishment’s version of humble service has achieved little or no growth for the nonprofit sector. The establishment is still trying to make us believe that what worked 50 years ago still works today. We need a rebel. We need a leader. We need someone who is not afraid of the dark places. We need someone who gets his hands dirty. This person is Jimmy LaRose.”
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Further more, Jimmy’s mentor and NANOE Board Chairman, Bishop Redfern II, declares, “What you’ve been taught about charity is wrong and NANOE has the answers to make you whole again!” He went on to say, “NANOE Members are the innovators and critical thinkers THAT WILL CHANGE NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT FOREVER!” With laughter and inspiration Redfern promised, “the only way to change others is to first change ourselves.” When introducing Jimmy LaRose, Redfern shares Ladies and gentlemen please meet Jimmy LaRose. Some of you may know the name Patrick Henry. Some of you are familiar with Crispus Attucks. Some of you may know, “give me liberty or give me death.” Perhaps, you know, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison or even the name Steve Jobs. These are men who fomented a revolution and changed the way we do things. At every one of these junctures, life was different for all mankind. We could not go back. Today we will meet and work with such a person who will change the way we do business forever. If you are the director of a non-profit organization, working too hard, working too long and not receiving enough compensation, if you are giving your best and hard to attract staff, well, today that ends. We break the mold and start the revolution and the man who’s been formulating this for over twenty five years, let’s welcome him now, Mr. Jimmy LaRose.”
LaRose, as a provocateur, points to the myriad of charitable legislation, tax laws, industry standards, outdated philosophies, organizational structures, and practices that have STOPPED SECTOR GROWTH on all fronts. In the face of this downturn they also note that governments, philanthropic communities and civil society demands more performance from charities to effectively tackle a host of social, health and environmental issues. In his analysis Jimmy has determined that industry standards have not changed to meet the needs of the 21st century.
In closing, Jimmy has a few comments about his keynote address, “I’ve been getting in a lot of trouble lately for a recent declaration I made to a group of nonprofit executives and board members. I emphatically stated, “MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MISSION (OR MINISTRY)” The old adage, there are things in life that are more important than money, is about as silly as saying there are things in life that are more important than air. Money, like air, in and of itself is not very impressive, nor does it give life meaning. However, life has very little meaning…if you can’t breathe! Upon sharing this controversial axiom, many of the executives in the room pushed back, so I advised, “Ok, let’s pause and take a deep breath…Oh I’m sorry…you can’t breathe? That’s because YOU GOT NO MONEY!!!” Money is oxygen. Without it, charities asphyxiate, atrophy and fail.”
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Jimmy LaRose is the architect of the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Model His passion for “people who give” has inspired philanthropists around the world to change the way they invest in nonprofits. His belief that donors are uniquely positioned to give charities what they truly need – leadership rather than money – is the basis for his work with individuals, governments, corporations and foundations, in the U.S., Europe, Asia & Middle East. Jimmy, in his role as author, speaker, corporate CEO & nonprofit CEO champions all of civil society’s vital causes by facilitating acts of benevolence that bring healing to humanity and advance our common good. Now, in his 30th year of service, his message that money is more important than mission and donors are more important than people or causes has resonated with policy institute scholars, social activists, doctoral students, business leaders, think tanks, nonprofit and NGO executives who rely on him and his team of veterans to meaningfully grow their charitable enterprise. Jimmy has served as a specialist with the U.S. State Department’s Speakers Bureau traveling the world working with embassies, foreign governments, and leaders to promote philanthropy and civil society in developing countries. He was the founding President of the Western Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and is a graduate of AFP’s Faculty Training Academy (FTA). He is a graduate of Indiana University’s Executive Leadership Program, Indianapolis, IN, the National Planned Giving Institute, Memphis, TN, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN and Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, NY. Dr. LaRose received his Doctorate in Philanthropic Studies from Ecumenical University. Rev. LaRose was ordained as minister of the gospel by the Ecumenical Church of Christ in further support of his service to the hurting and hopeless around the world. He and his beautiful wife Kristi are citizens of the Palmetto State where they make their home in Lexington, South Carolina.