Resourceful Nonprofits Inc.
We help nonprofits crowdsource savvy financial practices and best bargains.
Focus On Nonprofits
As a nonprofit ourselves, the voice and needs of nonprofits are at the core of everything we do.
Iterate To Success
We acknowledge our mistakes and learn from them as we move ahead boldly.
Diversity and Inclusion Make Us Stronger
Diversity—in our culture, beliefs, philosophies, abilities, and experiences—helps us grow as people and develop programs that include everyone.
Team Is Family
Our team is our second family; we care about each other and do anything we can for each other.
Lead With Integrity
We try to lead with our hearts and our heads. We cultivate and celebrate having the courage to make the right decisions, not just the easy ones. We pledge to never compromise on what we believe in.
“If it’s not fun, it’s not sustainable.” – Paul Lipke, Founder, Sustainable Step New England
Fun nourishes and uplifts. Playfulness inspires and binds us. Humor keeps us amused and humble.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Tim is an award-winning social entrepreneur and entrepreneurship and financial literacy educator. He learned the rudiments of fundsaving from his late mother, Sandy, a resourceful widow living with cystic fibrosis. Tim learned and employed more such fundsaving strategies during 35 years spent co-creating projects, programs, partnerships, social and fair-trade enterprises, and nonprofit organizations with low-income people in marginalized communities in North America, Europe, and Africa. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Governing Magazine, Country Living, and New Village Journal. Tim holds a BA with honors in Anthropology, and a Master’s and Doctorate in Education (ABD), all from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives and works in the historic Greenbelt, Maryland.
Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer
Mascot & Chief Deals Officer
Shel has written 10 books, including the bestselling Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World, with Jay Conrad Levinson, Grassroots Marketing, Marketing Without Megabucks, and The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty With a Peasant’s Pocketbook. Shel’s consulting firm, Going Beyond Sustainability, was the first business ever to achieve Gold-level certification from Green America. He is a TEDx Talker, an International Platform Association Certified Speaker, and an inductee into the National Environmental Hall of Fame. Shel has been profiled and quoted in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Entrepreneur, ABC News, BBC News, Voice of America, and NPR’s Marketplace.
Carla is a journalist, historian, novelist, playwright, and screenplay writer. She has published numerous books. Her research has often focused on the New England abolitionist movement. One of her columns in the Athol Daily News on the 1881 founding by two white female missionaries of Spelman College, the oldest HBCU for women, resulted in Spelman officials traveling from Georgia to Massachusetts to commemorate the pair. Since becoming disabled, Carla has become passionate about making the world more accessible for everyone. As a disability rights advocate, she has written on the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability inclusion, and parenting with a disability for the Disabled Parenting Project and other media outlets.