Know What You Don’t Know: Starting a Nonprofit (Impact Hub Boulder)

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Starting a nonprofit is a noble effort in making community impact at a local, national or global level. Organizational founders bring tremendous vision for programs and services that will fulfill a mission. As many nonprofit leaders find out, there is so much to learn about running a sustainable and successful nonprofit organization. Join Emily Davis to learn about the essential elements of knowledge in running any nonprofit organization. Participants will discuss and learn about resources related to:

− Board governance
− Fund development
− Community outreach
− Program design and evaluation
− Financial management
− Legal structure

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Know What You Don’t Know: Starting a Nonprofit (Impact Hub Boulder)

  1. 1. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent Impact HUB Boulder Accelerate Education Emily Davis, MNM, CGT Emily Davis Consulting May 13, 2014 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  2. 2. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent TURN ON YOUR TECH
  3. 3. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent Name & Title Organization 60 seconds or less 1 Question for Today Mission Moment
  4. 4. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent
  5. 5. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent
  6. 6. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent WHY NONPROFIT?
  7. 7. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent WHY NOT TO START A NONPROFIT
  8. 8. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent Legal Structure Finances Fundraising Governance Human Resources Outreach Program Design & Eval
  9. 9. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent ORGANIZATIONAL LIFECYCLE
  10. 10. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent LEGAL STRUCTURE
  11. 11. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent BOARD GOVERNANCE MINIMUM BOARD IDEAL BOARD SIZE TIME TALENT TREASURE TIES INVEST
  12. 12. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent GOVERNANCE EXCELLENCE
  13. 13. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent BOARD HATS Legal Hat Ambassador Hat Volunteer Hat
  14. 14. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent SHARED LEADERSHIP Board Leads Shares values thru policies that put mission in action Hires, supports, assesses ED Opens funding resources in community Oversees financial due diligence Recruits & retains new board members ED Leads Develops/ Proposes policy questions Hires, supervises, motivates staff Develops & implements programs Shared Leadership Strategic plan Fundraising plan & strategies Evaluations Prep board meetings
  15. 15. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent
  16. 16. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent FUND DEVELOPMENT Diversity is key Individuals Special events Foundation grants Gov’t grants Corporate sponsorship Earned income Service clubs
  17. 17. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent U.S GIVING BY DONATION TYPE
  18. 18. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent U.S GIVING BY ORG TYPE
  19. 19. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent FUNDRAISING PROCESS Prospect Identify CultivateSolicit Steward
  20. 20. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent GIVING PYRAMID New gifts Annual donors Midsize donors Major donors Planned giving
  21. 21. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  22. 22. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent
  23. 23. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Awareness about service or giving Interest in learning about service or giving Desire to buy service from org or donate Action when service purchased or donation is made *© 2010 Beth Kanter
  24. 24. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent OUTREACH
  25. 25. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent PROGRAM DESIGN & EVALUATION
  26. 26. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent HUMAN RESOURCES
  27. 27. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent FOUNDER’S ROLE
  28. 28. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT • Always YES • Wants to help everyone & everything • Caution! OVER-COMMITTED • Need lots to stay engaged • Don’t let them sit around BUSY, BUSY, BUSY • Verbal & print • Use titles & acknowledg ment LIKES RECOGNITION • Stays focused & on track • Great for events • May get discouraged by others’ lack of support ORGANIZER • Lots of ideas for improvement • Pair with an Organizer to keep things moving CREATIVE
  29. 29. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent NEXT STEPS
  30. 30. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent
  31. 31. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent NEXT ACCELERATE EDUCATION Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit Corporation (panel discussion) May 27, 2014 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Impact Hub Boulder $45 / $25 Check Impact Hub Boulder website! Working Your Nonprofit Plans June 10, 2014 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Impact Hub Boulder $45 / $25 Check Impact Hub Boulder website!
  32. 32. /emilydavisconsulting /AskEmilyD @ImpactHubBldr #nonprofit #startup #socent Emily Davis, MNM Emily Davis Consulting (720) 515-0581 emily@emilydavisconsulting.com emilydavisconsulting.com emilydavisconsulting.com/blog

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