A guide to things you need to do to plan, launch and build your nonprofit
A checklist to help keep you ON TRACK and FOCUSED on the right things at the right time. Ready to get on the road to starting your nonprofit?
MEET THE WOMAN BEHIND THE SCENES
"Hi I'm Vannessa Lindsey"
In 1987, I established my own nonprofit organization, which has successfully thrived until today. Along the way, I realized the importance of having a community of individuals who share similar values and goals, and who I could rely on for support and advice. As a Founder and CEO, I wanted a safe space where I could freely discuss concerns and gain insights from other nonprofit leaders.
Through trial and error, I learned the ins and outs of building and sustaining a nonprofit organization. I didn't want to represent my organization in the community without having a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. I went through the "baptism by fire" experience, which was challenging, but it helped me gain valuable experience.
I made a promise to myself that when I had the chance, I would help other nonprofit founders build their organizations while providing them with a supportive network to learn best practices, secure funding, and help those in need. As a result, I have been actively assisting, supporting, and advising aspiring and new nonprofit founders, as well as other nonprofit leaders.
Building a nonprofit organization involves various activities that contribute to achieving its mission and goals. Some of the key things you should be doing to build your nonprofit include:
Developing a Clear Mission and Vision:
Define the mission and vision of your organization to provide a clear direction and purpose for your work.
Identifying your Target Audience:
Identify the people or groups your nonprofit aims to serve or benefit, and tailor your programs and services to meet their specific needs.
Conducting a Needs Assessment:
Identify the specific needs and problems of your target audience, and assess the resources and solutions necessary to address them.
Develop a comprehensive plan that outlines your nonprofit's goals, objectives, and strategies for achieving its mission.