Nonprofit groups find challenges, rewards
THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
Sunday, September 03, 2006
By Chad Swiatecki
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
Bob Mabbitt's dream scenario for his new nonprofit agency looks something like this: a building well-equipped with computers, video and other technology for public media classes, a paid staff and lots of partnerships with other local groups and agencies.
That's the vision. Getting there is the tough part, as Mabbitt and just about every other would-be do-gooder find when they start working for a cause outside the 9-to-5 world.
Since their operations normally don't generate money on their own, groups have to compete for grants and donations, which are hard for a start-up to find."