What Can We Learn from an Unconventional NGO? (Marko Kasic)July 2023
Are you willing to do things differently to take your nonprofit to the next level? How would you transfer your skills to effect genuine social change? In episode #217 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, Marko Kasic shares his why and how he founded an "unconventional" NGO. Through his goal to create a social enterprise, he created a self-generating revenue model which addresses food insecurity while simultaneously providing workforce development. Marko shares how he has built his staff, volunteer teams, and an internationally diverse board of directors. As an NGO, fundraising is critical and Marko illustrates how to identify funders and build a global fundraising strategy.
"Dream in Color; every child deserves a chance to achieve their dream and not be limited by their current environment."
Marko Kasic is the Founder and Executive Director of FundLife, a grassroots "for-social-profit" organization based in Tacloban, Philippines. FundLife combines a unique experiential learning curriculum with purposeful play to create enabling pathways for some of the world's most vulnerable children and young people living in short-term and chronic emergencies. FundLife mission is to ensure every single child has a right to a safe childhood, quality education, and equitable opportunity to reach their full potential - as we say, for every young person to ' Dream in Colour' Away from FundLife, Marko is an avid runner, traveler, and motorcycle enthusiast.
EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
- Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus
- Learn more about Marko and FundLife here
- Ernesto Sirolli's TED Talk - Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!
- Check out Patton's book Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector