One of the most common questions we receive here at OpportunitySpace after we explain what we do is, “Wait, are you a for-profit or a nonprofit?” – promptly followed by, “For profit? But how do you make money?”
Startups that “dream” together grow together. That’s our hypothesis at the Points of Light Civic Accelerator, a 12-week boot camp-style program that supports and invests startups that engage people to solve pressing social issues.
Could startups be more effective if they had access to the same marketing, technology, financial and legal talent as more established organizations do, and it was free? Not everyone can quit their day jobs to change the world, but they might volunteer their talents to help create extraordinary change.
Neighbor.ly got some national attention for its success in the recent Points of Light Civic Accelerator and its innovative idea that could soon have you sparking civic projects in your community.