"When a corporation goes beyond its initial product line and area of service, it’s called brand extension. In nonprofits, we call it mission creep, and because charities are in the business of changing the world, their leaders often cannot seem to stop themselves from seeing every need as a call. The result is too many directions, no mission clarity, diffused expertise, and donor confusion." https://valcort.com/7-reasons-nonprofits-flounder-or-fail/
In other words, trying to
do too much too soon
makes it too hard to do
any of it effectively.
Marilyn’s Place can neither
change the world
nor meet every need
in one small part of it.
is limited to providing
weather and situationally appropriate clothing,
toiletries, and cleaning
supplies - the second tier
of necessities - in a way
that aligns with our
“hand up” vision.
The same is true whether the currency is cash or points - stores can’t sell
what they don’t have. The four categories of inventory Marilyn’s Place will provide and need help filling
are listed across the top of the chart below; the row on the left clarifies the ways you can help us fill them. Please!
Clothing Towels/Blankets Toiletries Cleaning Supplies
New/Unopened YES YES YES YES
Like New YES YES NO NO
Dignity Drives NO NO YES YES
Cash to Purchase YES* NO YES YES
Monetary Donations & Operating Assistance
Goodsearch and GoodShop
By creating a Goodshop and Goodsearch
account at https://www.goodshop.com/nonprofit/ Amazon Smile
making Goodsearch your home default search
engine, 1 cent is donated to the cause of your
choice every time you hit Enter to surf the 'net.
And by registering your credit/debit on the site,
the nonprofit will receive a donation of 2 to 8
percent of the total purchase (before tax and
It's surprising how quickly one penny
donations can add up - in just the first 2 weeks
after Marilyn's Place Inorporated was approved
and added to the donee list, Goodsearch was
used 51 times, earning 51 cents for Marilyn's
Place doing something that would have been
Of course we hope you choose Marilyn's
Place Incorporated as your cause, but your
search-earned donations are as needed, and
appreciated, by every 501c3 nonprofit listed.