If you don’t figure this out, the nonprofit you are trying to get started may never happen. Or, if you have a nonprofit that has hit a funding plateau, you may be stuck in the same position at this time next year, thinking the same thing: “Next year it’ll happen.”
The people or animals you want to serve will still be in need.
Or if you are a nonprofit consultant, the many nonprofits you WANT to serve through helping get started will turn to someone else to help them because you haven’t upped your game.
Deep down you really know that if you just had a system and resources that you can succeed in starting and growing a nonprofit. You REALLY want to do this.
You really do want to help get a nonprofit started and grow the funding and programs of a nonprofit without burning out.
If you could just get a system and the right resources AND have access to experts, then wow! Just maybe your help could start an animal rescue center or grow a distance education program.
Without you taking the next step, all of these programs, dreams, and needs will not be fulfilled…that animal rescue program, distance education program, or greenhouse will not be created or receive funding.
But the problem is you really are caught in a tailwind of not knowing where to start.
You might be thinking…
- What resources do I need to start a nonprofit and what are some examples of them filled out?
- How do I grow my nonprofit when there is a pandemic? Is there funding out there?
- How can I help create a nonprofit and offer this as a service when I’ve never done it before?
First, you just don’t know where to start and are confused.
Second, even if you do find templates or resources, you aren’t sure what to prioritize. Should you ask for money before you file your paperwork for tax-exempt status? Should you look for grants or fundraising first? Is it okay to have family members as board members? So many questions!
Third, you want some templates and go-to resources when working on your nonprofit.