Reflections on Sustainability

I had three people approach me about nonprofit sustainability last week.

The Path to Sustainability


Joshua Tripp is a man who thinks a lot about what it means for an organization to be sustainable. He is the chief financial officer of Grameen Foundation USA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners and spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide, sharing the ideas of 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Its mission is to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of poverty through access to information, small loans, and viable business opportunities. In other words: helping them achieve self-sufficiency or sustainability. (A transparency note: I serve on the Grameen Foundation USA board of directors.)