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NEWSKILL: The creation of a non-profit

Someone asked me for a few tips, and I figured it followed right down this challenge.

Creating the basis for a start-up is easy-

IT IS AN IDEA!

It follows the tips of social innovation.


Basically- one is looking at
1) The Focus Problem
2) Where is help Needed
3) Target Population - Who?
4) Action Plan
5) Funding Sources (the last one is a big one. Seriously)


A problem is generally pretty definable. Like "People need clean water"
Where the help is needed "3rd world countries"
Target Population "A Village in Ethiopia"
Action Plan "How you will achieve your goal of working on the problem"
Funding "How are you going to pay for all of this?"


From there- it gets broken down.
Most agency's have a Mission and a Vision. Important because it lets people know your overall goals.
Where is the help needed? This is a justification and research into the problem.
Target Population- essentially this sets limits and smaller goals to meet that are a part of your vision
Action plan- Step by Step (from I'm in my home researching to yay village has clean water)
Funding Sources - This is TONS of advocacy and letter and grant writing. Its probobly the hardest part. The above solidifies and helps justify why you need the money. In this process, there is alot of legal things that you have to deal with. But with an IDEA- the legal will fall into place.

That is it! Its not too scary. Its a broken down, slow process. Of course, critiques, sharing, getting help, support and advice along the way makes things easier, brighter and more fun!

For More information: This has more of the legal aspect... mostly for the US. But- the above is essential to the below.


http://www.ctnonprofits.org/resources/start (this has tons!)
http://www.snpo.org/resources/startup.php
http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/faqs/html/starting_nonprofit...








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Comment by Linda Holt on March 10, 2010 at 6:40pm
Great work Crystal! I've definitely got the idea (it's in my What If post) but I'm not even sure where to start on the funding. I have always self-funded my soap work and I don't have very deep pockets. . . Thanks for this!
Comment by Bongumusa on March 10, 2010 at 6:46pm
visionary!

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