601 a Willhite Stellato presentation

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601 a Willhite Stellato presentation

  1. 1. START A NON-PROFIT WHO ME? YES YOU ! Mary Willhite, L.S.W. Kathy Stellato, R.N. Cleveland, Ohio
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lao-Tsu </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Joel’s Place provides grief support for school-aged children who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives.
  4. 4. Learning Objectives <ul><ul><li>1. List the steps necessary to establish a start-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Discuss how to locate the right people to help you achieve your goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Identify activities that are important to implement the program and assure success. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Milestones <ul><ul><li>Began our groups in September, 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporated, July, 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>501 (c) (3), March, 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Board Meeting, December, 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Annual Butterfly Release, July, 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Fundraiser, September, 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Ask, Believe, Receive <ul><ul><li>People We’ve Needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consultant (LPCC) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Development Person </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accountant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lawyer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance Agent and Insurance Expert </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Someone Who Knows How to Get the Word Out! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Someone Who Knows How to Bring Money In! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Do <ul><ul><li>Stick to YOUR values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivate a thick skin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose board members wisely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a journal </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Don’t <ul><ul><li>Expect to be lucky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rely on friends and/or family </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We learned from anything we did. Even disappointments and failures were a learning experience! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Things You Have to Have! <ul><ul><li>P.O.Box is a “minimum requirement&quot; (if you don’t have an office address) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checking account for the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Way to keep track of expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stationery with letterhead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F l e x i b i l i t y </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. AREAS OF AN ORGANIZATION’S DEVELOPMENT <ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund Development </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Programming <ul><ul><li>Most important!!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What ideas do you have for encouraging or maintaining attendance? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you find families? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policies, Procedures, Training Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client data collection </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Marketing <ul><ul><li>www.joelsplaceforchildren.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>logo </li></ul><ul><li>brochure </li></ul><ul><li>program flyers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Be a Marketing Ambassador” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Governance <ul><ul><li>Board Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How many board members do you need? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you find board members? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you look for in a board member? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Retreat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Fund Development <ul><ul><li>Where to look for funding? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ If you don’t give people a chance to say no, they can‘t say yes.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give people an opportunity to fulfill their need to give. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Volunteers <ul><ul><li>Where do you find volunteers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you keep them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Coordinator? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. What Do Volunteers Want? <ul><ul><li>They want you to be prepared for them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want to feel welcomed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want good training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want to do interesting work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want to know up front how much time the job will take. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. What Do Volunteers Want? (Cont’d) <ul><ul><li>They want to be appreciated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want to be communicated with. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want to know they are helping to make the world a better place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want to be socially connected. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want to learn something new. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About .com </li></ul>
  19. 19. Our Families, May 2009
  20. 20. Thank You! Joel’s Place for Children

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