In this week’s Pittsburgh Business Times, Jan Glick of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, takes a look at what makes nonprofit organizations around Pittsburgh work, speaking specifically about the successes of BBBS’s project, STARTup SOMETHING, and how The Sprout Fund and Hive Pittsburgh helped to make it a reality.

How can we appeal to new supporters while maintaining an unwavering commitment to our mission/purpose? It’s a question all nonprofits — and even businesses — want to know.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, we are addressing this challenge through mission-focused innovation. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that forever change their lives for the better. We connect these children with new people, ideas and opportunities in our community, empowering them to reach their fullest potential in life.

Within just blocks of our headquarters in East Liberty, community revitalization brought aspiring entrepreneurs to handfuls of business incubators and open workspaces.

For subscribers of the Pittsburgh Business Times, the complete story is available here. If you’re not a subscriber, you can still pick up a paper copy around town and learn more about our local nonprofits straight from the people who make them work.