Beginning with only an idea, I started a nonprofit organization that ultimately grew to a $7 million per year budget. It wasn't easy. The early years were lean and we were opposed by some powerful forces along the way.
But with clear goals and a consistent message, we grew. I raised over $45 million, launched a successful, 5-year advocacy campaign at the National Press Club, testified repeatedly before Congress, and changed state laws across the country.
Now, I am inspired by countless nonprofit leaders working to make our world a better place and I have a new mission: to help you change the world.