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    • START A NON-PROFIT WHO ME? YES YOU ! Mary Willhite, L.S.W. Kathy Stellato, R.N. Cleveland, Ohio
        • A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step .
          • Lao-Tsu
    • Joel’s Place provides grief support for school-aged children who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives.
    • Learning Objectives
        • 1. List the steps necessary to establish a start-up
        • 2. Discuss how to locate the right people to help you achieve your goal
        • 3. Identify activities that are important to implement the program and assure success.
    • What are the three things you need to begin a start-up? Mary’s List Kathy’s List Perseverance Need Leave no stone unturned Passion Money Money
    • Milestones
        • Began our groups in September, 2003
        • Incorporated, July, 2004
        • 501 (c) (3), March, 2005
        • First Board Meeting, December, 2005
        • First Annual Butterfly Release, July, 2006
        • First Fundraiser, September, 2007
    • Ask, Believe, Receive
        • People We’ve Needed
          • Consultant (LPCC)
          • Organizational Development Person
          • Accountant
          • Lawyer
          • Insurance Agent and Insurance Expert
          • Someone Who Knows How to Get the Word Out!
          • Someone Who Knows How to Bring Money In!
    • Do
        • Stick to YOUR values
        • Develop a web site
        • Cultivate a thick skin
        • Choose board members wisely
        • Keep a journal
    • Don’t
        • Expect to be lucky
        • Rely on friends and/or family
      • We learned from anything we did. Even disappointments and failures were a learning experience!
    • Things You Have to Have!
        • P.O.Box is a “minimum requirement" (if you don’t have an office address)
        • Checking account for the organization
        • Way to keep track of expenses
        • Stationery with letterhead
        • Business cards
        • F l e x i b i l i t y
        • Programming
        • Marketing
        • Governance
        • Fund Development
    • Programming
        • Most important!!!!
        • What ideas do you have for encouraging or maintaining attendance?
        • How do you find families?
        • Policies, Procedures, Training Manual
        • Client data collection
    • Marketing
        • www.joelsplaceforchildren.org
        • Branding
      • logo
      • brochure
      • program flyers
        • Committee
        • “ Be a Marketing Ambassador”
    • Governance
        • Board Members
          • How many board members do you need?
          • How do you find board members?
          • What do you look for in a board member?
        • Board Meetings
        • Annual Retreat
        • Insurance
    • Fund Development
        • Where to look for funding?
        • “ If you don’t give people a chance to say no, they can‘t say yes.”
        • Give people an opportunity to fulfill their need to give.
    • Volunteers
        • Where do you find volunteers?
        • How do you keep them?
        • Volunteer Coordinator?
    • What Do Volunteers Want?
        • They want you to be prepared for them.
        • They want to feel welcomed.
        • They want good training.
        • They want to do interesting work.
        • They want to know up front how much time the job will take.
    • What Do Volunteers Want? (Cont’d)
        • They want to be appreciated.
        • They want to be communicated with.
        • They want to know they are helping to make the world a better place.
        • They want to be socially connected.
        • They want to learn something new.
      • About .com
    • Our Families, May 2009
    • Thank You! Joel’s Place for Children