How It All Started
It all started in late 2013 when Noah Wheeler and Nate Augeson met at a community fund raising event for a local outreach in Rochester, MN. A conversation sparked between the two of them about a trend that is being reinvented in the United States, and around the world… Social Business!
Social Business is more than just a concept or a good idea. It is a tangible model for “doing business” in a very different way. When businesses operate as non-profits, they differ from “regular” for-profit businesses with two dramatic distinctions. First, there are no owners or shareholders. Because of that, the second difference becomes a powerful force in the community. 100% of the profits are invested back into the businesses and communities that they operate in.
From that encounter between Noah and Nate, NP Community was set in motion and has been gaining momentum ever since. We appreciate that there are many great non-profits doing wonderful things in our communities, however, most are fundraising for the same “donated” dollars. We knew there was a better way to operate and fund non-profit organizations through Social Business. Through this, we endeavor to create sustainable community funding, and invest in improving our communities.