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Starting your own social change organization


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By Maritza Martinez for YNPN-NYC!

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Starting your own social change organization

  1. 1. Starting Your Own Social Change Organization<br />Young Nonprofit Professionals Network<br />July 19th2010<br />
  2. 2. Starting “Something”<br />Community group/University club<br />Program within an existing organization<br />Fiscally sponsored organization<br />Nonprofit/501©3<br />Social enterprise<br />Hybrid organization<br />
  3. 3. University Club to Global NGO<br />Mark Hanis<br />Genocide Intervention Network<br />Grandson of Holocaust Survivors<br />Started GI-Net as a college club<br />Founded 501©3 & 501©4<br />Building an anti-genocide constituency in the US<br />
  4. 4. The Basics<br />Define the Problem<br />Identify the Root Cause(s)<br />Define the Vision for Change<br />Research the Field<br />Design an Intervention<br />Flesh Out Your Idea<br />Socialize Your Program<br />Create Clear Language<br />
  5. 5. Change and Profits<br />Felix Brandon Lloyd<br />Money Island<br />Teacher in DC<br />Need for Financial Literacy<br />Prevalence of Video Games<br />Designed a game that teaches financial responsibility<br />Bought out by a bank<br />
  6. 6. What the Organization Needs<br />Tell everyone what you’re doing!<br />Get the right people on the bus<br />Get to know the field<br />Create a roadmap<br />Know how much it will cost<br />What is the vision…<br />And what do you do on Tuesdays<br />
  7. 7. The Elevator Pitch<br />
  8. 8. Why Organizations Fail<br />Not knowing their limitations<br />Not trusting the right people with their vision<br />Not having a Plan B<br />Unable to reach sustainability<br />
  9. 9. What’s a Social Entrepreneur?<br />Charismatic<br />Passionate<br />Dedicated to a Cause<br />Able to Leverage Opportunities<br />Can Recognize Talent<br />Flexible<br />“Keeps the Faith”<br />
  10. 10. A Lesson in Flexibility<br />Laurie Parise<br />Youth Represent<br />Youth Represent<br />
  11. 11. A Lesson in Flexibility<br />Community<br />Community<br />Youth Represent<br />Community<br />Community<br />
  12. 12. What YOU will Need<br />Get out of your head<br />Know your strengths and weaknesses<br />Supplement your weaknesses<br />Build a support system<br />It’s ALL about you<br />It’s NOT about you<br />
  13. 13. Building A Support System<br />
  14. 14. Common Misconceptions<br />“I will be my own boss and make my own rules.”<br />“I can spend most of my time working on designing and executing the program.”<br />“Founding an organization will look great on my resume.”<br />
  15. 15. Resources for Start-ups<br />Social Edge<br />Echoing Green’s Applicant Coaching Guide<br /><br />Board Source<br />Commongood Careers<br />The Foundation Center<br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br />Contact:<br />Maritza Martinez<br />Social Entrepreneurship | Nonprofit Management<br /><br />