Q: How did Teach Fishing start? My parents were both career civil servants and raised us very much in the spirit of “to whom much is given, much is expected.” While I was at Yale in the late 1990s, five classmates and I founded an Internet startup that received over $1 million in venture capital funding, which was extremely rare then. At the same time, a number of my classmates started or joined nonprofits — which often had next to no funding. Whenever I could, I helped them with press releases, how to bring something to market, and a variety of other private sector skills. It was work that was meaningful and impactful for both of us.The concept behind Teach Fishing is simple and elegant, and very important. Stewart does a great job describing the whole effort in the interview, which you can read here.
Denter Stewart Ugelow’s new nonprofit venture Teach Fishing, which has been brewing for around two years at this point, has been featured in the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance Newsletter, via a Q&A around the origins and purpose of Teach Fishing: