Leadership Lessons Learned From Non-Profits, with Nick Curran, Ep #75

After starting his accounting firm serving the for-profit world, Nick Curran had an “accidental” conversation that led him down the path his business was to follow for the foreseeable future — providing accounting services exclusively to non-profit organizations.

As CEO of Numbers 4 Non-Profits, Nick leads a substantial team of accountants, consultants, assistants, and administrative professionals to, in his words, “Do the simple things right.” In this conversation, you’ll hear Nick describe why non-profit organizations tend to be more stable than their for-profit counterparts, the typical bumps in the road non-profits face, and why clear and quick communication is always the best course of action, no matter the issue. 

Outline of This Episode

  • [2:17] The road to providing accounting services for non-profit organizations
  • [6:09] Difficult aspects of serving clients in the non-profit space
  • [11:45] Why non-profit organizations tend to be more stable and successful
  • [16:06] Misconceptions non-profit organizations have about their accounting
  • [25:15] Staying connected to the original reasons you started a business
  • [30:22] How a heart attack showed Nick the power of the relationships he’s built
  • [35:10] Achievements Nick’s business has attained that he’s most proud of
  • [38:01] Is there really a professional life / personal life division?
  • [41:42] The struggle to hold team members accountable
  • [48:00] Two things top decision-makers can make right now

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