Development & Fundraising
Captain Nonprofit (01/31/2000)
A man stands in front of a flip chart, holding a pointer. The caption at the top of the frame reads, "One morning at the MegaHuge Corporation." The man points to the information on the flip chart, which reads: "New Product Launch Event. Staffing $50,000; Food $150,000; Graphics $100,000; Infotainment $100,000." The man says, "As you can see - there's no way to do this event for under $400,000." In the next frame, there are 3 people around the conference room table and they balk simultaneously at the Presenter.
Person #1 (waving her hand in protest): "That's too much, we just can't do it."
Person #2: (pounds on the table) "Way over budget."
Person #3: "Out of the question."
The Presenter, pointer lowered and looking dejected says, "But then our new product is doomed! And so is our division."
The next frame's caption reads: "Meanwhile, in a small nonprofit somewhere in the United States." A woman, wearing a homely dress, stands in a file room and says, "Uh oh, distress signals from the corporate sector. This is a job for Captain Nonprofit." Transformed in the next frame, the woman wears her "secret nonprofit hero outfit" which consists of a flowing cape, tight pants and a shirt with a capital N on the front. She appears standing on the conference room table and says, "Just get me an old Mac SE and a couple of burned-out liberal arts majors. We'll do the event for under $1,000, no problem."
Person #1: "Hooray!"
Person #2: "All right!"
Person #3: "We're saved!"
Presenter: "Three cheers for Captain Nonprofit!" The End. Created and drawn by Miriam Engelberg and respectfully transcribed by Colleen Shelly.