This is Anita,
the heart, brains and fingers behind NoProfitIdeas 🙂
[In alphabetical order]
Ally. Carer. Dancer. Dangerously over-educated. Democratic Communist. Exit-preneur. Intersectional feminist. PhD Student. Seeker. Southerner. Low-waster. Magara. Minimalist. Un-learner. Vegan. Volunteer. Woman being.
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Why this website
Turns out that my “hourly value” as a non-profit consultant could fair around 100 Euros per hour, at market rates.
This would not be affordable for any of the NGOs and communities that allowed me to participate in their spaces and activities, to acquire knowledge, experience and academic titles that allegedly justify that number.
“Use a sliding scale!”, corporate-trained consultants said, as they went around dispensing for-profit answers, standards and impact measurements tools to no-profit questions, problems and needs.
I saw the consequences of their work: FOMO, zero-sum games, and pointless self-questioning. Not cute, to say the least.
Plus, a 70% discount would allow a scant minority of the communities and organization I interact with to access consultancy services. And it would be mostly those located in Europe and regularly benefit of European and/or national support.
This made no sense to me.
So I started trying to do things differently, and here is what happened.