Shanti Hodges drops plenty of insight into starting and operating a non profit on this episode.
First Exposure to the Outdoors
I think really, just from the very beginning, my parents were always outside. I grew up in rural Canada as a little kid and so we were outside a lot. And then as I got older I moved to Eugene, Oregon, and that’s a very outdoorsy town. So, you know, I was around at the beginning of mountain biking and I had a mountain bike club that I started in my high school when I was 15. I always loved being outside and it was always something I felt like I could do and I didn’t feel pressure like I felt with other sports.
Things we talked about
Jose Gonzalez, Latino Outdoors
Other Outdoor Activities
Mtn Biking, Paddling, Surfing
Look for people that you admire. I would say actually join the organization and just start. Go in and learn about it, take our training program and learn all about us and how we run our whole program and doing it. Do the work and learn about it. Don’t just ask someone to feed you the information show you. We have a training program and if you were starting a nonprofit or you’re starting an organization like ours, join our organization and shadow it for six months and let us know you’re doing it. I would love people to start the organizations in ways we do.
Barefoot and Balanced by Angela Hanscom
No such thing as bad weather by Linda Akeson McGurk
Running Home by Katie Arnold
Favorite Piece of Gear under $100
Connect with Shanti
Hike it Baby Instagram