Passion and Ideas don’t change the world without them connecting with a bigger need. This talk was given at a technology conference in Minneapolis, but the concepts translate to nonprofit startups as well. It takes time to hone in where your mission meets the needs of your community. The faster you can get there the greater the chance that your nonprofit or business will be around for years to come.
About Paul Prins
My life has been intertwined with nonprofits. When I was young it was church, youth sports, community orchestra, summer programs, and scouting. I was fortunate from a young age to have involvement modeled for me by my parents, and before I graduated High School was leading in some organizations I was involved in. Over the next decade I experience first hand the passion of many great leaders. I sought to find a way to empower those leaders and to make their lives easier. This has fueled my life committed to empowering and assisting those leading and serving in nonprofits.
In addition to my time with nonprofits I founded an online community in junior high called Midwest Skier in 1999. Ever since, I have been active in technology and web development. In my free time I love drinking coffee, reading, art museums, and downhill skiing. I’m passionate about leadership development and teaching. I received a divinity degree and am also a Pastor with Communitas International.