Why Your Nonprofit Is Like Dog The Bounty Hunter

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11.06.2013By

See that picture above? That’s your nonprofit.

When you look past the mullet, you’ll see a lot of similarities between this guy, you, and your nonprofit.

Dog: The Bounty Hunter works hard in a thankless job. Without begrudging it, he maintains a manic pace until he gets his fugitive.

You: You work harder than most people in some industries.

When he wins, he savers victory, just like you.

Man’s best friend

Dog: What’s truly amazing is the deep compassion he has for people who always hate to see his face. Maybe that’s why they call him Dog.

You: Compassionate work requires big heart, like the one that you put in your work.

Dog has a mission!

Dog: The dog has no doubt that he is changing peoples lives in a positive way–even the people he tracks down and captures. That doubt-free sense of mission drives him at a manic pace, almost to the point of complete exhaustion.

You: Every few weeks or months, that same sense of mission enables you to power through long nights after work, and on into the weekends. But hopefully you don’t get shot at work.

You’re not a millionaire

This is the only difference.

The dog probably gets a healthy amount of rest and relaxation. You’re not a millionaire, so enjoy just your upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. 🙂

  • Anthony Alan

    Boy have you used the wrong role model for non profit workers.
    Fact #1 Dog is only in it for self promotion, the money and celebrity status. The Proof? Last year while attending a bail agent conference in Lake Tahoe, Beth, his wife and he were upset that a hotel clerk did not know who they were. Mrs. Chapman, the compassionate person she is, that’s a joke btw, wanted that employee disciplined for not knowing the great stars that they think they are.
    Fact #2 Their on camera and off camera personas are 2 different things. On camera oh they appear to be so compassionate and religious. Off camera they threaten people with lawsuits, swear worse than drunken sailors and demean anyone who disagrees with them. Proof? This year at a bail agent convention in Las Vegas, when a membership vote did not go their way, Dog, your supposedly compassionate, champion of the downtrodden, swore up a storm. Even to the point when the wife of a senior board from the south asked him to watch his language because there are “ladies” present, he told her to f— off.
    Wow, so do you still want to use him as a role model for non profit orgs? I would think not.
    Btw, all this can be verified very easily by contacting the only national bail agent association. I will not mention their name but you can find them by doing a simple internet search

  • Marsha Sortino

    Compassion is so important in all areas of life. I volunteer in my community for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. It’s a lot of work and sometimes we don’t have all the resources and power of a celebrity, but hey we’ve got people who are dedicated and want to help others. We aren’t being paid to do it. We do it because we serve for the love of the people in our community.