Sunday 5K road race to aid nonprofits

YourArlington.com | May 08, 2019

Cause + Event Boston is a nonprofit that raises money for other nonprofit organizations through a 5K road race. This annual event will be held early Sunday, May 12, in Arlington and will have the following traffic and parking impacts along Mass. Ave. and the Minuteman Bikeway: – Parking restrictions on Mass. Ave. in the westbound direction, from Mill Street to Lowell Street, from about 5 to 9 a.m.; – Closure of the Minuteman bike path, from Bow Street to Mill Street, 8 to 9 a.m.; and – There will be barricades for a dedicated lane for runners in the parking lane and no-parking signs along the route.

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Once you’ve absorbed that information, if you’re a board member or non-profit leader, I’d like to say to you that YOU can be one of the charities that go from surviving to thriving. How do I know? I know because I did it. I created a non-profit which started at the kitchen table and my team and I grew it to a budget that exceeded $74 million in fewer than five years. And, since that time, I’ve been working to develop several brands, including three social enterprises that create a bridge between organizations in need of fundraising revenue in North America and microentrepreneurs in developing nations seeking opportunities so they can set up their paths out of poverty for themselves.

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Once you’ve absorbed that information, if you’re a board member or non-profit leader, I’d like to say to you that YOU can be one of the charities that go from surviving to thriving. How do I know? I know because I did it. I created a non-profit which started at the kitchen table and my team and I grew it to a budget that exceeded $74 million in fewer than five years. And, since that time, I’ve been working to develop several brands, including three social enterprises that create a bridge between organizations in need of fundraising revenue in North America and microentrepreneurs in developing nations seeking opportunities so they can set up their paths out of poverty for themselves.

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