Tips to Starting a Nonprofit

May 11, 2012

Do you have a dream of starting a nonprofit but aren’t quite sure where to start? Well, good for you! Taking your time is definitely a better choice than just jumping into opening a nonprofit. To help you get started here are a few tips:

  1. Do your research on the type of nonprofit you dream of. This should be something you are passionate about.
  2. Develop a business plan. You can find sample of a nonprofit business plan online in our Nonprofit Research Center.
  3. Make sure the legal requirements are taken care of before starting your nonprofit.
  4. Develop a fundraising plan that will bring in more money than is takes to do the fundraiser.
  5. Build an efficient board. The board is responsible for keeping you on track with your mission, helps you to protect your funds, and provides a great deal of expertise that you will need.

Starting a nonprofit may seem frustrating but these tips may help ease the frustration and get you to open your dream nonprofit.

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