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Building Blocks for an Effective Non-Profit. 7 th Annual Homeless Summit November 20, 2013 Vanessa Perez, Civic Engagement Specialist Toni Lucas, Communications Director Kim Carter, Executive Director. Purpose. Demonstrate how to create an effective non-profit Developing a Strategic Plan

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Building Blocks for an Effective Non-Profit

7th Annual Homeless Summit

November 20, 2013

Vanessa Perez, Civic Engagement Specialist

Toni Lucas, Communications Director

Kim Carter, Executive Director

purpose
Purpose
  • Demonstrate how to create an effective non-profit
  • Developing a Strategic Plan
  • How to increase your opportunity to receive grants and donations
the foundation
The Foundation

Laying the Cement

Check, Check, Check

501 c3

Articles of Incorporation

Tax ID Number

Mission, Vision, Core Values

Employee Handbook

Labor Law Posters

Accounting System

  • Corporate Structure
  • Bylaws
  • Policies
  • Human Resources
  • Financial management
strategic plan
Strategic Plan

Objectives

Program Development

Develop Timelines

Job Descriptions, Roles and Responsibilities

Office, computers, telephones, insurance, etc

Create Brochures, facebook, twitter, and logo

Solicit Champions for your cause to serve on board

Goals

Mission Driven

Short Term & Long Term

Developing Infrastructure

Board Development

fiscal responsibility

Credibility

Outside Audits

Guide Star

Transparency

Legitimacy

Consistency

Connected

Endorsed

Trustworthiness

Track Record

Stakeholder

Reputation

Prove it!

Evidence

Check List

Annual Audits

Listed with Charity Navigator

Website has 990 or audit available

Publicized in the media

Participate in Collaboratives

Support from Electeds, other agencies

Documenting successes

Civically Engaged

Does your work speak for itself

Evaluations demonstrate success

Fiscal responsibility
evidence based programs

Program Evaluation

Surveys, pre/post test process audits

Intended Outcomes

Results Based

Measureable Impacts

Evaluation Forms

Gender Responsiveness

Gender Focused

Doing What Works..

Evidence Based simply means that there is a model listed on National Registry of Evidence Based Programs…that you can replicate…

There is also Evidence Based Practices which simply means that you have incorporated practices with measurable positive outcomes

Evidence Based Programs
marketing
Marketing
  • Marketing Plan

who, what, where, when, why, how

  • Branding – what sets you apart from others
    • Logo
    • Create a tag line
marketing3
Marketing
  • Marketing Plan

who, what, when, where, why, how

  • Branding – what sets you apart from others
    • Logo
    • Create a Tag Line
  • Reach out to free news outlets
  • Create fliers announcing your programs
  • Get the Word Out
fund development
Fund Development

Are you ready for funding?

Before you answer yes…you need check yourself

    • Is your agency ready to implement your programs ( capacity)
    • Do you have the accounting system in place?
    • Do you have cash handling procedures?
    • Do you have a bank account?
  • If you answered Yes, Yes, Yes,…..then Yes,

…let’s go for the big check!

grants
Grants

Research funders

  • What is their issue area ?
  • Does your mission align?
  • What geographic area do they target?
  • Who are they funding?
  • How to apply for funding?

(LOI’S, Concept paper, etc)

Check List

  • Application process
  • Questions on proposal
  • Font, word limits, binding, etc
  • Delivery method
  • To who’s attention will it be sent
  • Number of copies requested
  • Are all attachments included
  • Pay close attention to due date