Non Profit Incubator

Along with acting as a fiscal sponsor, Visions Made Viable serves as a non profit incubator.

An incubator is a safe and protected place that gives potential life--whether an egg or a new idea for social change--a place to develop until it can make it on its own.

An effective incubator creates the kinds of conditions that give that 'new life' the best chance to grow strong and succeed.

That's what we're trying to do with Visions Made Viable. Help people and ideas with potential to grow and develop so they have the best chance to survive and flourish.

We say 'survive and flourish' because not all new efforts for social change survive. And many that do survive never reach their potential.

New efforts at social change face the same kinds of challenges that start up businesses do. For every new business that succeeds four or five fail. And in our experience, that same ratio of success to failure holds for new efforts at social change.

No need to go into all the reasons for that here. Suffice it to say that developing and running a successful non profit can be challenging.

From our perspective, that's no reason not to jump in and follow your passion and make a difference by developing your own non profit. To the contrary. We want to see lots of people with good ideas for social change take the risk to create their own organizations.

But it is a reason to think carefully about giving yourself the best chance to succeed.

Setting aside some time for you and your idea to develop in an environment where nuts and bolts distractions are minimized and where you can receive consulting and input can be one of the ways to increase your chances of success.

If you've got a good idea for social change and are thinking about creating your own non profit, but you feel you need a little help to get it off the ground, get in touch with us.

That's why we're here.