Can every venture in the world be run as a non-profit?  Donnie Maclurcan thinks so. 

He envisions a world in which profit is NOT a motivating factor, and he trains people to get ready for that world. 

That's done through the Cascades Hub based in Ashland, which will soon offer a multi-week course in navigating the non-profit world. 

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Setting up and keeping a non-profit going can be a tricky business, pun intended. 

It helps when non-profit managers compare notes on effective approaches, as they will soon in Fortuna. 

That's the meeting of the Northern California Association of Nonprofits

Non-Profits Comparing Notes

Mar 7, 2014
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Politicians like to talk about helping out small businesses and "job creators," but they seldom talk specifically about people who work for non-profit organizations. 

And there are millions of those across the country.