Brett Hagler on Ending Homelessness and Scaling Your Non-Profit Organization
Brett Hagler is the CEO and Co-Founder of New Story, an innovative nonprofit founded in 2015 to pioneer solutions to end global homelessness. Brett is a Y Combinator Alumnus, a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur, an author, a speaker, and a cancer survivor. Fast Company recognized New Story as one of the world’s most innovative companies in 2017, and as a top 10 nonprofit in 2019 . Brett was named as one of the Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs in 2018.
Today, Brett joins me to share the story of New Story. He shares why he’s so passionate about ending homelessness, what he’s actually doing about it, and the lessons he’s learned from the process. He goes into the company’s innovative approach to architecture and financing, discusses what it means to be a servant leader, and shares his faith story. He gives his definition of charity, discusses what having a home can do for a person, and talks about the prices and price variables of New Story houses. He explains why it’s not as hard as you’d think to go above and beyond, notes the importance of connecting beyond the money when fundraising, and talks about why some decision controversy is okay. He shares what he has learned from his experience with cancer and emphasizes the power of just taking action.
“If you don’t have freaking…basic human needs, it doesn’t matter how creative you are, how intelligent you are.”
– Brett Hagler
Key Takeaways this week on the L3 Leadership Podcast:
● New Story’s innovative approach to housing
● What does servant leadership really mean?
● Brett’s definition of charity and his faith story
● The price of New Story homes and how to get involved
● Why it’s not hard to go above and beyond
● Tips for fundraising
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