Once you’ve done your strategic research and planning and determined the need for your new nonprofit, you now need to build the foundation of your organization.
The following questions will help set you up for success:
Successful nonprofit leaders embody certain qualities that allow them to thrive instead of merely survive. You can learn the skills, but without the attributes, you won’t get very far. Take a look at these 5 traits of successful nonprofit leaders and make sure you can see yourself in there.
Running a nonprofit is just like running a business and you can’t (and definitely don’t want to) do it alone. In order to make the impact you desire, you need a team that fits your organization’s values everywhere from your board of directors to your volunteers. New founders often struggle with this part as selecting and recruiting your board of directors can seem challenging – but it doesn’t have to be. Just keep it simple. Here are a few resources to help:
Having a great cause is one thing, but you must understand the strategic actions that will help you get your nonprofit off the ground.
Getting 501(c)3 tax-exempt status is an important part of the structure of your nonprofit. It allows you to attract the donors and funds you need to run a successful nonprofit and truly make your impact.
There are two main steps to getting your 501(c)3:
Unfortunately, these two required steps are known to be filled with a nightmare of complex paperwork and delays, costing people too much money, time and frustration – which is why we’ve streamlined the process for you. Our InstantNonprofit 501(c)3 formation service guarantees IRS approval in a fraction of the time and cost it would take with an attorney, and you don’t have to deal with any government agents. We do the heavy lifting so you can focus on your mission.
If you’ve been through these steps, recruited your team, can take action on your business plan, and are ready to get your nonprofit 501(c)3 status, but have questions and would love some guidance, then we’re happy to help. You can schedule a FREE consult call with one of our formation specialists here.
Cheers to your mission,
Jacqui Long | Yippiekiyay