I am interested in facilitating people who want to start a nonprofit to be successful in doing this. In an earlier post, I encouraged people to volunteer for maybe two years at a nonprofit similar to the one they want to start.
Another valuable activity is to study some of the successful nonprofits similar to the type of nonprofit you want to start. This was an assignment in a social entrepreneurship course I teach, and the profiles of nonprofits students produced were impressive.
So I want to encourage those of you who have a dream of starting a nonprofit to do this. Web sites of many nonprofits are impressive, with a storehouse of useful information.
In case anyone may be interested in pursuing this on your own, I asked my students to write about the following for nonprofits they selected to profile.
- Major programs
- Programs closest to my interests
- Data documenting success of programs closest to my interests
- My innovative ideas to improve existing programs
- My innovative ideas for different programs within this nonprofit
If you have the passion to help people in need by someday starting your own nonprofit, I encourage you to begin the systematic process of studying successful nonprofits in your state and across the nation.
Thank you for reading my small blog.
Best wishes. – KeithRead More