#021: Dr. Camille Hammond: When You See a Roadblock, Seek a New Path and Keep Moving Forward


Dr. Camille Hammond – MD, MPH, Author and CEO of Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, talks to Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast. Dr. Camille Hammond shares her personal story about facing early fertility difficulties and her path to motherhood, as well as helping other families with fertility complications. She also explains how the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation and her publishing company were created. 

 Episode Highlights:

  • Camille discusses her upbringing and education.

  • What occurred during her journey of becoming a mom?

  • What’s the difference between nonprofits and not-for-profits?

  • Camille shares how she and her husband created the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation.

  • What advice does Camille offer for those who want to transition from a full-time job to starting a nonprofit?

  • How does she manage fundraising for the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation?

  • What are the qualities donors look for as they consider funding an organization?

  • What is commingling and what problems does it cause?

  • How did Camille build her team?

  • What books and resources does Camille recommend?

  • How did she start her publishing house and how did she become an author?

  • Camille shares a story about a family the foundation assisted.

 3 Key Points:

  1. The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation has supported 111 families and awarded more than $800,000 to provide information and support to needy infertile families.

  2. Before you start asking people for money, you have to build relationships because no one gives to strangers.

  3. Do the work you said you’re going to do.

 Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Nonprofits and not-for-profits are the same thing. It doesn’t mean you don’t make money. It just means you don’t give yourself whatever is left over at the end of the year. It gets reinvested back in the organization.” – Dr. Camille Hammond

  • “You need to know about every single thing that goes on with your organization. If you completely depend on a lawyer, an accountant or some other person to do everything, you don’t know when they’re messing up.” – Dr. Camille Hammond

  • “I love what I do. I go to sleep sometimes thinking about the work and I wake up thinking about the work. The work gives me energy.” – Dr. Camille Hammond

 Resources Mentioned:

#HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #HealthcareBoss #healthcare #infertility #nonprofit #fundraising