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In The Thick Of It!

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Advice on starting your own non-profit organization from someone who's in the muck.

Aaron Bramley used a pretty extensive metaphor to talk about starting his own non-profit organization called Lights. Camera. Help.

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In The Thick Of It!

  1. 1. IN THE THICK OF IT! ADVICE ON STARTING YOUR OWN NON-PROFIT FROM SOMEONE WHO'S IN THE MUCK
  2. 2. AARON BRAMLEY TWITTER: @AARONMSB EMAIL: AARON.BRAMLEY@GMAIL.COM DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER LIGHTS. CAMERA. HELP. WWW.LIGHTSCAMERAHELP.ORG DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA RIDGEWOOD ASSOCIATES PUBLIC RELATIONS WWW.RIDGEWOODPR.COM
  3. 3. LIGHTS. CAMERA. HELP. FOUNDED: JANUARY 2009 NON-PROFIT IN TEXAS: JUNE 2009 501(c) 3 STATUS: TDB 2010 (FINGERS CROSSED) MISSION: Lights. Camera. Help. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging other nonprofit and cause-driven organizations to use film and video to tell their stories. We do this through education and volunteer match programs, screenings and an annual charity film festival.
  4. 4. WHAT IS THIS STUFF? • DEFINE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S SCOPE FROM THE BEGINNING
  5. 5. WHAT IS THIS STUFF? • DEFINE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S SCOPE FROM THE BEGINNING • BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE BEFORE BRINGING ON COLLABORATORS
  6. 6. WHAT IS THIS STUFF? • DEFINE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S SCOPE FROM THE BEGINNING • BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE BEFORE BRINGING ON COLLABORATORS • UNDERSTAND THAT THE SCOPE WILL MORPH
  7. 7. WHAT IS THIS STUFF? • DEFINE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S SCOPE FROM THE BEGINNING • BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE BEFORE BRINGING ON COLLABORATORS • UNDERSTAND THAT THE SCOPE WILL MORPH • IT'S YOUR JOB TO MAKE SURE THESE CHANGES BENEFIT YOUR ORGANIZATION
  8. 8. MAKE SURE IT'S CLAY • LOOK FOR THE UNIQUE TRAIT THAT MAKES YOUR IDEA USEFUL
  9. 9. MAKE SURE IT'S CLAY • LOOK FOR THE UNIQUE TRAIT THAT MAKES YOUR IDEA USEFUL • LOOK FOR A GOOD COMBINATION OF MALUABLE AND CONCRETE
  10. 10. MAKE SURE IT'S CLAY • LOOK FOR THE UNIQUE TRAIT THAT MAKES YOUR IDEA USEFUL • LOOK FOR A GOOD COMBINATION OF MALEABLE AND CONCRETE • IF IT FEELS LIKE CLAY IT PROBABLY IS CLAY
  11. 11. MAKE SURE IT'S CLAY • LOOK FOR THE UNIQUE TRAIT THAT MAKES YOUR IDEA USEFUL • LOOK FOR A GOOD COMBINATION OF MALUABLE AND CONCRETE • IF IT FEELS LIKE CLAY IT PROBABLY IS CLAY • IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, ASK SOMEONE
  12. 12. MAKE SURE IT'S CLAY • LOOK FOR THE UNIQUE TRAIT THAT MAKES YOUR IDEA USEFUL • LOOK FOR A GOOD COMBINATION OF MALUABLE AND CONCRETE • IF IT FEELS LIKE CLAY IT PROBABLY IS CLAY • IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, ASK SOMEONE PLEASE
  13. 13. MUCK IS NOT BAD EVERY ORGANIZATION STARTS IN THE MUCK THE DIFFERECE IS HOW YOU USE IT
  14. 14. BE READY TO CHARGE AHEAD MUCK CAN KEEP THE FLIES AWAY IT CAN PREPARE YOU FOR THE NEXT STEPS
  15. 15. DON'T GET STUCK IN MUCK TAKE RISKS BUT PLAN CARFEULLY REMEMBER TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD
  16. 16. USE THE RIGHT TOOLS IN THE BEGINNING IT'S QUICK AND MESSY REMEMBER TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD
  17. 17. LEARN THE RIGHT SKILLS NEXT, IT REQUIRES FINESSE REMEMBER TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD
  18. 18. JOB WELL DONE YAY! YOU'VE CREATED SOMETHING. NOW WHAT? THINK BIGGER AND ALLOW EXPANSION
  19. 19. NICE 2ND EFFORT YOU'VE CREATED SOMETHING BETTER. NOW WHAT? NOW ITS TIME TO REFINE
  20. 20. BECOME A LEADER CHAMPION YOUR CAUSE AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS THIS GIVES YOU ETHOS AND CRED
  21. 21. WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE DON'T FORGET YOUR ROOTS HELP OTHERS THE WAY YOU'VE BEEN HELPED
  22. 22. AARON BRAMLEY TWITTER: @AARONMSB EMAIL: AARON.BRAMLEY@GMAIL.COM DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER LIGHTS. CAMERA. HELP. WWW.LIGHTSCAMERAHELP.ORG DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA RIDGEWOOD ASSOCIATES PUBLIC RELATIONS WWW.RIDGEWOODPR.COM

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