|Dave Goldwyn - $100 Million Man|
And you want to talk about a truly exceptional team that delivers wow, wow, WOW? We got that, too (it's our secret sauce, as anyone who has met them knows).
But that's not all.
|Tom Bird - $100 Million Man|
There were times early on when many people said "This will never work - it's a pipe dream, you should have stayed at your nice secure job at the World Bank." Since at that time we were the first (and only) global online crowd funding platform, I admit I wondered if the nay-sayers were right.
Why did we keep going during that tough start-up phase? And how did we go from $100,000 to where we are now? The answer in no small part lay in our first two board chairs, Dave Goldwyn and Tom Bird. I call them GlobalGiving's $100 Million Dollar Men.
|Fran Hauser - the $1 Billion Woman?|
Someone said to me yesterday "I can't wait for GlobalGiving to get to the next $100 million!" I replied, "But why would we be satisfied with that? We won't be happy until we achieve $1 billion." His jaw dropped. And to be honest, I surprised (even scared) myself.
But then I reflected on our new board chair, Fran Hauser, and her extraordinary fellow board members. So when I ask myself how like it will take before I writing a post titled "The $1 Billion Woman," I know the answer: not long.