Nonprofits Benefit from For-profit Practices
Socially minded enterprises get nimbler amid weak economy, stiff competition for donations.
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December 29, 2009, The Chicago Tribune — Seth Weinberger has built a local educational foundation into a million-dollar social enterprise serving about 30,000 underprivileged students in 15 states, proving that not every nonprofit is struggling these days.
Most of the growth has come during the past 18 months, when the Evanston foundation, Innovations for Learning, launched TeacherMate, a literacy program centered on hand-held computers equipped with special software in English and Spanish.?