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601 a willhite stellato handout

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601 a willhite stellato handout

  1. 1. 22 Apr 2010 16:06 1/7 START A NON-PROFIT ___________________________________ WHO ME? ___________________________________ YES YOU! ___________________________________ Mary Willhite, L.S.W. Kathy Stellato, R.N. ___________________________________ Cleveland, Ohio 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 1 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________  A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ___________________________________ – Lao-Tsu ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 2 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Joel‟s Place provides grief support ___________________________________ for school-aged children who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 3 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  2. 2. 22 Apr 2010 16:06 2/7 ___________________________________ 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. ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 4 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 5 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 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 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 6 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  3. 3. 22 Apr 2010 16:06 3/7 ___________________________________ 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! ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 7 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Do ___________________________________  Stick to YOUR values  Develop a web site  Cultivate a thick skin ___________________________________  Choose board members wisely  Keep a journal ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 8 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 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! ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 9 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  4. 4. 22 Apr 2010 16:06 4/7 ___________________________________ 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  Flexibility ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 10 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ AREAS OF AN ___________________________________ ORGANIZATION‟S DEVELOPMENT ___________________________________  Programming  Marketing ___________________________________  Governance  Fund Development ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 11 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 12 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  5. 5. 22 Apr 2010 16:06 5/7 ___________________________________ Marketing  www.joelsplaceforchildren.org ___________________________________  Branding logo brochure ___________________________________ program flyers  Committee  “Be a Marketing Ambassador” ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 13 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 14 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 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. ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 15 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  6. 6. 22 Apr 2010 16:06 6/7 ___________________________________ Volunteers  Where do you find volunteers? ___________________________________  How do you keep them? ___________________________________  Volunteer Coordinator? ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 16 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 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. ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 17 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 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 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 18 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  7. 7. 22 Apr 2010 16:06 7/7 ___________________________________ Our Families, May 2009 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 19 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Thank You! ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Joel’s Place for ___________________________________ Children 4/22/2010 4:04 PM 20 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________

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