Finally Received 501 (c)(3) Status!
After a 402 day wait, my org Fascinate, Inc. has finally become a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization!
This changes everything!
Most #corporate funders, big #donors and #grants won't even have a meeting with you until you become tax-exempt.
But it's bittersweet...
In the big leagues, the #nonprofit industry is almost exclusively for the 'Good 'Ol Boys'.
Ie most major nonprofits have #wealthy board members and close ties with major #corporations.
For some reason, I maintain hope...
We started the #MagicCoolBus project completely from scratch, with no wealthy connections.
I DARE to believe that years of experience in #STEM, education, and an undying diligence to solve the root causes of minority underrepresentation will help us overcome these hurdles.
Either way, any intros to funders wouldn't hurt! 😂 #ShamelessPlug
#technology #entrepreneur #education #STEAM #SocialEntrepreneur