As a historically black institution, Huston-Tillotson University's mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment.
One of the most debated and controversial topics in the not-for-profit fundraising world is incentives and compensation for Development team members. Should they have only base pay? Should they get commission? Should they be paid bonuses based on performance?
Relay Coworking is a new space for ambitious, no-nonsense social entrepreneurs creating scalable change in the world.
We started by asking a simple question, "Can we scale and sustain more social ventures through an immersive, cause-based community?". That question was asked over three years ago and has since evolved to what we're proud to debut today - Relay Coworking at The Center for Social Innovation.
Relay means the transfer of information amplified over an interwoven network. The network is our community of members that share something important in common - they are all making an impact. We're looking for determined social entrepreneurs who are ready to take their idea to the next level. Whether you just started developing a cause-based application or are in the middle of raising capital, we surround you with everything you need to scale and be successful.
We know how hard it can be to create impact without the right resources or connections. That's why it is in our DNA to provide great teams with educational programs, capital resources, entrepreneurial support systems, and the best impact-minded network around.
Software and manufacturing companies have long used lean principles to systematically eliminate waste from and incorporate constant learning into their processes. But the fact is lean methodologies have been in practice on production floors since the 1950s.
What have we been up to at The Center for Social Innovation at Springdale General?
On the one hand, the deal we would strike was straightforward; we would invest in the whole Springdale General project and we would take the master lease on 60,000sf in which to create the Center for Social Innovation. But there was a major issue that we needed to address to serve non-profit tenants well.