Episode 90

$0-$3 Million in Under Five Years with Maurya Couvares

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Episode 90

$0-$3 Million in Under Five Years with Maurya Couvares

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by goldenburggroup

ScriptEd finds more time for strategizing and fundraising- an improvement from our first year.

Our guest today is Maurya Couvares, CEO of ScriptEd, a nonprofit that provides free coding instruction to students in under-resourced schools. Growing ScriptEd from 12 students in its first year to over 800 in year five is the wonderful success story Maurya shares with us. A major element of ScriptEd’s phenomenal growth is robust data collection combined with the savvy use of that data in fundraising efforts.

*****Timestamped Highlights*****
(3:14) Maurya’s expectations for ScriptEd’s Growth
(4:58) What ScriptEd does
(7:12) Three Ps: Passion, Partnerships, Program
(9:29) Mo levels, mo expenses
(10:19) Do the hustle! How Maurya approached funders and corporations for money
(12:34) Deep thinking, low-cost

This was a passion project: we wanted to do something that would fix a problem.

(16:45) The theory of change and the metrics pyramid
(18:49) Talk about growth – less than 1% to 73%!
(19:47) Translate impact into $$$ – speak the language of the funders
(22:30) Automation of data collection
(25:16) The Road Ahead: Maurya shares what’s next for ScriptEd
(27:00) 400%?!?
(31:03) Dolph declines a dip in the Hudson River

Links:
ScriptEd’s site: https://scripted.org/
ScriptEd’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScriptEdOrg?lang=en
ScriptEd’s annual reports: https://scripted.org/annual-reports/
Maurya’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MauryaCouvares?lang=en
Maurya’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauryac/

 

 

 

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