Impact & Leadership

How Nancy Lublin Turned Texting Into a Life-Saving Nonprofit

June 26, 2018

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Sometimes you just need a hero.

When I first learned about Nancy Lublin, I became obsessed. She’s launched not one, not two, but three iconic nonprofits. She’s the kind of real life superhero I’ve always dreamed of: straight-talking, humble, funny, wicked smart and with a heart of gold.

(As you’ll see — she fights me hard on this superhero moniker but, once you hear about what she’s been doing, I think you’ll agree.)

  • She founded Dress for Success, providing professional attire to women in nearly 150 cities in 30 countries around the world.
  • Took from a “hot mess” with a quarter million dollars in debt to a thriving organization with more active members than the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts combined.
  • Started Crisis Text Line, a text hotline for our youth to reach out to crisis counselors anywhere, anytime.
  • Launched to transform the droves of data, technology and insight from Crisis Text Line to teach empathy at scale to businesses and organizations.

There are so, SO many lessons in this episode, whether you’re an entrepreneur, nonprofit or creative who wants a clear example of how technology and data can improve our world.

As mentioned, you can learn more about how to become a volunteer counselor with Crisis Text Line here.

Once you’ve watched, Nancy and I would love to hear from you.

What’s the biggest insight that you’re taking away and, most important, how can you put that insight into action right now? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Share as much detail as you can. Tens of thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. may be removed.

If you or someone you know is in crisis in the US or Canada, please visit If you’re outside of the US or Canada and need help, please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention’s website.

Thank you, as always, for diving into the discussion with such passion and care. The level of kindness you bring to this community ripples out to the far reaches of our planet.


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