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Tivoni Devor

Tivoni Devor, MBA, has spent his entire career in the nonprofit sector. While working for diverse institutions in many roles, Tivoni has often found himself developing earned revenue models and designing strategic partnerships. Tivoni currently works as the Manager of Partnerships and Outreach at the Urban Affairs Coalition, where he helps social entrepreneurs leverage fiscal sponsorship to jumpstart their nonprofit endeavors. Tivoni Devor lives in Point Breeze with his wife Jennifer and daughter Ava. The thoughts and content of his columns are his and his alone.

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Is it time to ditch the 501(c)3? column

Jun. 13, 2016 12:55 pm

Is it time to ditch the 501(c)3?

A nonprofit tax status is becoming less and less necessary to enact social good, argues columnist Tivoni Devor.
Getting Good Done: Every for-profit with a social mission needs its own nonprofit column

Mar. 14, 2016 12:39 pm

Getting Good Done: Every for-profit with a social mission needs its own nonprofit

There are many benefits to having an associated 501(c)3 — not the least of which is access to a new type of capital.
Getting Good Done: Don’t start until you know your exit column

Feb. 15, 2016 11:47 am

Getting Good Done: Don’t start until you know your exit

Tivoni Devor's new column focuses on new models of enacting impact.
Franchising Nonprofits: Let’s Reinvent the Model for Changing the World results

Mar. 11, 2015 12:31 pm

Franchising Nonprofits: Let’s Reinvent the Model for Changing the World

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing amount of overlap in how for-profits and nonprofits operate. For the most part this is a good thing — the best aspects of each model are cross-pollinating and creating many new forms and ways to both do business and do good. The invisible hand of […]
Why the City of Philadelphia Should Invest in Skilled Labor Development uncategorized

Dec. 1, 2014 12:36 pm

Why the City of Philadelphia Should Invest in Skilled Labor Development

Short-term investments in low-cost skill certifications for those with the greatest need can quickly generate new sources of wage tax revenue (newly employed people).
Commentary: How Organized is Philly’s Nonprofit Sector? purpose

Sep. 30, 2014 2:58 pm

Commentary: How Organized is Philly’s Nonprofit Sector?

In Philadelphia County, there are 7,728 Federally Registered Nonprofit Organizations, who earned $27,270,938,218 in revenue and hold $56,727,871,600 in assets1. Leading this vast sector are board members: The average board size is 16.2 voting members, according to the 2012 BoardSource Nonprofit Governance Index, which means there are as many as 125,919 board members running our nonprofit […]
Commentary: The New 1023ez Nonprofit Filing Form uncategorized

Aug. 26, 2014 11:43 am

Commentary: The New 1023ez Nonprofit Filing Form

It just got a whole lot easier to start a nonprofit organization. The 1023 is the IRS filing form needed for an organization to gain tax-exempt status. It’s 26 pages long, requires a slew of attachments, has an $850 filing fee, and created an entire industry of consultants and firms that charge thousands of dollars […]
Guest Post: The Point of Profit — Do You Really Need It? uncategorized

Jul. 21, 2014 12:31 pm

Guest Post: The Point of Profit — Do You Really Need It?

This column is part of a monthly series by Tivoni Devor on “The Business of Nonprofits.” What is profit? Profit is all the money your organization has minus expenses, including salaries, bonuses, debt management, etc. Revenue minus expenses equals surplus revenue. Surplus revenue can be used in many ways including expansion, reinvestment and savings. If […]
Guest Post: Steal This Nonprofit method

Nov. 25, 2013 9:30 am

Guest Post: Steal This Nonprofit

(Photo by Niklas Wikström)  There shouldn’t be intellectual property in the 501c3 sector. Many economists agree that patents and copyrights kill innovation, and the 501c3 sector needs to be innovative now more than ever. Nonprofits are literally designed to disrupt. Their mission is to change the way things are and make them better. You shouldn’t be able […]

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