Most start up nonprofits share one thing in common… they have little, to no, resources. In this podcast, I talk with Coby Schoffman. He is the founder and executive director of Nation Foundation (

He talks about how his visit to a Ugandan school inspired him to start a nonprofit to help the students finish their studies. He organized volunteers, coordinator with school representative, found students that needed help and, of course, raised money. Much of this was cooridanated from 1,000’s of miles away, part-time (while attending school) with very few resources. Oh, and it should be noted, Coby is just 24 years old.

Coby engineered a grassroots startup that appears to be on its way to sustainability.  It’s a great example of how to use “what you have” for the “maximum impact”. Using a combination of Google Ads, a website, a few boots on the ground and a team of volunteers, Coby has been able to set a solid foundation for the Nation Foundation to deliver its mission.


Nation Foundation Website:

Google Grants (mentioned in Podcast): Google Grants for Nonprofits

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