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On Being a Quaker Entrepreneur

I am a computer programmer, and had been employed by various types of businesses for about 25 years when I wrote the first version of the software that eventually became my own small business. It was just me in the beginning, but today Software4Nonprofits supports two people. We write and sell donation tracking and accounting software designed specifically for use by churches and charities. I🔒

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Dan Cooperstock is a member of Toronto (ON) Meeting who has been active at both the monthly and yearly meeting levels with finances, and is the owner of Cooperstock Software / Software4Nonprofits.com.


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One Response to On Being a Quaker Entrepreneur

  1. Nancy Helm February 1, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

    City & State
    Seattle, WA
    I enjoyed this article and wish more Quakers today were called to entrepreneurial activities. I’m troubled, however, by the writer’s refusal to do business with an organization whose mission offended his pacifist principles. I have struggled to find a way in which this action differs from the refusal of a hotel to provide a room for my wife and I because doing so would offend the owner’s principles regarding homosexuality. If you are in business you should be obligated to serve all of the public, unless the request is clearly unlawful. You don’t get to pick and choose. In fact, in my state and many others that is the law.

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