Earlier this year, my friend Vu Le suggested on his hilarious (yet pointed) blog Nonprofit With Balls that we need a nonprofit-themed reality TV show.
He suggested titles like:
- Dancing with Program Officers
- Hell’s Charity
- So You Think You Can Run a Nonprofit
- America’s Funniest Fundraising Videos
I think Vu was serious. And I had some ideas of my own…
Maybe a drama such as CSI — an organization like the ACLU takes on a new case each week.
Or better yet, a nonprofit version of The Office that illustrates the absurdity of high-maintenance donors, board meetings where conversation goes in circles, and so on.
How great would that be?
My secret wish (not anymore) was for a show like Scandal and that central casting would come a-calling and knock on my door. After all, people have called me the Olivia Pope of the nonprofit space (sans the scandals) – “the nonprofit fixer.”
So I have some great news for Vu and everybody else in the nonprofit community.
THERE IS GOING TO BE A NONPROFIT REALITY SHOW ON NBC!
A reality show? For real? (Did you just say “uh oh?”)
Well, I’ve already seen two completed episodes (I’ll reveal why below.) Here’s my take…
You need to watch it.
Here’s why…Continue Reading