May 22, 2023
#251: Creating Social Impact through Nonprofit Advising with Dr. Vince Lindenmeyer, USMA ‘91
“We help people act on their dream of starting a nonprofit. With our experience, we guide that dream to reality. For those who have already started a nonprofit, we’ve had success helping people become more compliant, which leads to better fundraising, which leads to growth.” - Vince Lindenmeyer (USMA ‘91)
Dr. Vince Lindenmeyer (USMA ‘91) is a retired Army Colonel and currently a Principal of Beacon 4sight Group a registered trade name of CFOUR Foundation LLC, which creates economic growth for equality and justice. Vince served in the Army for 26 years with overseas tours to Korea, Egypt, Qatar, and Iraq earning the Bronze Star Medal. As an educator, Vince has taught face-to-face and distance learning over the past 20 years. He earned a BS in Systems Engineering from West Point, master’s degrees in Logistics Management, Education, and Strategic Studies, and a PhD in Education. Vince actively supports women, veterans, minorities, persons with disabilities, and the formerly incarcerated in starting businesses and nonprofits to close the economic income gap.
In this episode, we discuss:
* How Vince transitioned from military strategist to nonprofit advisor
* Who Vince’s ideal clients are and how he supports them through the nonprofit journey
* Why sustainability, governance, and compliance matter to the success of every nonprofit
* How to optimize fundraising for a nonprofit
* Why every business can have a social impact mission
Vince also shares the story of how he met his business partner through the SABM network and reflects on his five-year anniversary as a nonprofit advisor. We enjoyed hearing how Vince is developing his business this year and learning about the positive social impact that military veteran-owned businesses Vince works with are creating. We wish Vince continued success and hope this episode inspires you to consider the social impact of your business.
Connect with Vince:
* Beacon 4sight Group
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Special thanks to Vince for joining me this week. Until next time!
-Scott Mackes, USNA ’01