Starting a Nonprofit
Many nonprofits start out on a wing and a prayer but without a legit business plan. Just because an organization is labeled a “nonprofit,” that doesn’t exempt it from operating like a business
Today marks the one year anniversary of the launch of my own social venture. Here’s a completely candid accounting of where that journey has taken me. Saddle up, because it’s a wild ride full of the ups and downs that you would expect with the launch of any venture.
As much as I’d love to tell you the money will just take care of itself, that’s a pipe dream—you need to have a solid financial plan from the get-go.
Get a solid volunteer plan in place right away. If you have a good idea, community members will be willing to help out not just financially, but also with sweat equity.
Marketing is an essential part of building your brand. Your marketing strategy communicates what your mission is and how you want to impact the world.
So, you’re starting a new organization and a community member or colleague stops you one day and wants to know more about it. What you are going to say?
A name is a vital component to your nonprofit. It often is the first impression you get to make on the world. Before you dive into the nitty-gritty word bubbles, thought clouds and other abstract naming practices, you first need to define the mission of your nonprofit. You want a name that matches your organization’s mission, style and culture.