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‘Shark Tank’-style contest for nonprofits stirs furor

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March 30th, 2015
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The Boston Globe

Eager to sign up. Or completely appalled.
Those were the two general responses to my recent story about a wealthy Boston venture capitalist who is organizing a “Shark Tank”-style competition for nonprofits. Envision fledgling charities — on stage, in front of an audience — being grilled by prospective investors, or “sharks,” on their social missions and business plans. Those that survive could walk away with big bucks and free consulting.

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