Creating A Positive Business Culture

A Guide To Starting A Non-Profit Organization

by Beatrice Lambert

If you are looking to make a difference to the public, while also enjoying a career change, you should consider starting your own non-profit organization. By starting one of these organizations, you will be able to reach a great deal of people, while also learning some practical business and ownership tips that can carry you far. With this in mind, read on and apply the tips below, to help your endeavor thrive. 

#1: Start by mapping out the vision

When you are looking to start a nonprofit organization, it all begins with your vision. Start by jotting down what you hope to accomplish and what sort of culture you want to instill in your non-profit. These notes will eventually become your mission statement and will allow you to have purpose as you move forward. It is also important that you begin researching what it will take to run a nonprofit, so that you are in the know and leaving no stone unturned. Take inventory of your pros and cons to figure out where to get started and where you might need help. Further, look into resources for first-time nonprofit creators, to get started and hit the ground running.

#2: Bring on a great team

It is also very important that you do your best to hire an excellent team that can shape your vision. Make sure that you hire people with passion and purpose, because it will take a labor of love to create a successful nonprofit organization. In order to get the highest qualified candidates, work with nonprofit search consultants who can point you in the direction of such candidates. Sit down with these people and get a feel for their personality, as much as their credentials. This way, you will get started with the best people who can make the organization excellent. Meet with a staffing firm, like Scion Executive Search, for more help.

#3: Incorporate technology whenever possible

The more that you use technology with your nonprofit organization, the better it can serve. Start with internal communication by investing in cloud storage and software platforms that help you and your office employees get work done. Make sure that you embrace social media and mobile technology to reach the public as well. In addition to using social media to forge a conversation with the public, you can also set up mobile apps that will allow you to take donations, which are the bread and butter of nonprofits.

Take advantage of these three guidelines when starting a nonprofit.