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HOW TO START AND RUN A CMC WITHOUT LOOSING YOUR MIND. Compassionate Ministries. Agenda. Introductory Items How Do I Minimize Pitfalls? Four Steps To Help You Get Started How Do I Analyze the Need? A Simple Survey Asking the Right Questions When Do I Begin Programming?

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how to start and run a cmc without loosing your mind

HOW TO START AND RUN A CMCWITHOUT LOOSING YOUR MIND

Compassionate Ministries

NON-PROFIT BASICS by Jerry Appleby

agenda
Agenda
  • Introductory Items
  • How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
    • Four Steps To Help You Get Started
  • How Do I Analyze the Need?
    • A Simple Survey Asking the Right Questions
  • When Do I Begin Programming?
  • How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Summarize

NON-PROFIT BASICS by Jerry Appleby

introduction
Introduction
  • What is a GSC?
    • A local church that is actively involved in ministry to the Poor.
    • All contributions, grants, and funding is under the budget of the local church.
  • What is a CMC?
    • A State Corporation separate from the local church.
    • A Federally approved 501 (c) (3) non profit agency.

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Introduction
  • Check list for forming a CMC.
    • We want involve other Churches (Nazarene and other denominations).
    • We need more finance than our own local church can generate.
    • The Staff of the local church is not able to deal with the financial and regulatory organizational structure required by funding agencies.
    • The liability introduced by the programming is far beyond the scope normally encountered by the local congregation.

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Agenda
  • Introductory Items
  • How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
    • Four Steps To Help You Get Started
  • How Do I Analyze the Need?
    • A Simple Survey Asking the Right Questions
  • When Do I Begin Programming?
  • How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Summarize

NON-PROFIT BASICS by Jerry Appleby

how do i minimize pitfalls
How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
  • STEP ONE: Write Down Your Dream
    • Determine the type of CMC you wish to be.
      • Task Oriented
      • Community Oriented
    • Outline Everything You Can Dream Doing
    • Develop an informal presentation

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rules
Rules
  • No idea is a bad idea
  • Be creative
  • Take risks

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How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
  • STEP TWO: Surround yourself with Like-Minded People
    • From your dream list, think of people that share that part of the dream (or have expertise)
    • Look for those that have had family or friends experiencing the problem you wish to solve
    • Meet with them in a retreat setting to dream and plan for the future.

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How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
  • Use this research group to help write your Mission, Vision, and Objectives Statements.
    • Mission Statement
      • The Reason for being an organization.
      • The fundamental values and beliefs
      • Usually never changing.

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How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?

  • Vision Statement
    • What the organization hopes to accomplish.
    • The long term conditions toward which the organization will direct its efforts.
  • Objectives
    • More specific (time-limited), measurable statements fo the desired outcomes.
    • Clare-cut targets against which an organization can measure its performance.
    • These can be reevaluated and altered.

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How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
  • STEP THREE: The Board of Directors. A Board Member should fulfill 5 of the following:
    • A Commitment to the Vision/Mission.
    • A specific area of expertise
    • A direct contact with helpful groups.
    • A public image with positive ethics.
    • An ability to contribute financially.
    • An energy level that would allow time to be donated.
    • Skills in group negotiation or writing that can be used in grants and communications with donors.
    • Residency and representation in the State and/or City.

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How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
  • The Responsibilities of the Board
    • Determine the organization’s mission and vision
    • Select an Executive Director.
    • Support the executive and review performance.
    • Ensure effective organizational planning.
    • Ensure adequate resources.
    • Manage resources effectively.
    • Determine and monitor the organization’s programs and services.
    • Enhance the organization’s public image.
    • Carefully select new board members.
    • Assess its own performance.

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How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
  • STEP FOUR: Form a Nonprofit Organization
  • Check for proposed name
  • Write and File Articles of Incorporation
  • Write Bylaws
  • Obtain Tax-Exempt Status from IRS (forms SS-4, 1023, 8718, and 557).
  • Obtain State Tax Exempt Status.

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Agenda
  • Introductory Items
  • How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
    • Four Steps To Help You Get Started
  • How Do I Analyze the Need?
    • A Simple Survey Asking the Right Questions
  • When Do I Begin Programming?
  • How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Summarize

NON-PROFIT BASICS by Jerry Appleby

how do i analyze the need
HOW DO I ANALYZE THE NEED?
  • Research the needs.
    • 2000 Census Material
    • Other city or county studies.
    • Interview other agencies serving the community.
    • DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

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HOW DO I ANALYZE THE NEED?
  • Go door to door in the targeted community and ask:
    • (1)What is the greatest need of the community?
    • (2)What classes could be taught to meet the specific needs of your family?
    • (3)What prayer request would you have for the community or your family?

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HOW DO I ANALYZE THE NEED?

Have qualified people assess the survey and group the needs into well-defined program categories.

i)Use the answers to all the questions as equal answers.

ii) Develop a comprehensive list of needs according to the number of times a specific need is mentioned in the survey.

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Agenda
  • Introductory Items
  • How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
    • Four Steps To Help You Get Started
  • How Do I Analyze the Need?
    • A Simple Survey Asking the Right Questions
  • When Do I Begin Programming?
  • How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Summarize

NON-PROFIT BASICS by Jerry Appleby

when do i begin progamming
WHEN DO I BEGIN PROGAMMING?
  • Ask three questions?
    • Is the program one of the high priorities?
    • Is there leadership available?
    • Is there available finances?

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Agenda
  • Introductory Items
  • How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
    • Four Steps To Help You Get Started
  • How Do I Analyze the Need?
    • A Simple Survey Asking the Right Questions
  • When Do I Begin Programming?
  • How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Summarize

NON-PROFIT BASICS by Jerry Appleby

how do i balance financial sources
How Do I Balance Financial Sources?

TRY TO EQUALIZE THESE SOURCES

  • Business/Churches
  • Individuals
  • Grants
  • Programming (Clients)

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How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Essentials for a stable non-profit.
    • Develop a newsletter
      • List everyone.
      • Get Churches to allow you to use their list.
      • Use the Yellow Pages to get list of businesses in the community.
      • Go to Churches and ask for names
      • Get every board member’s Christmas Card list.
      • Make sure it is done well (MS Publisher)

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How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Essentials for a stable non-profit.
    • Contact businesses in your community
      • Find supporters that know someone in that business.
      • Ask for a chance to present your needs.
      • Develop a 3-5 minute power point and show on a lap top.
      • Have a nice folder to leave behind.
      • Make sure you ask for funding and know your needs.

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How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Essentials for a stable non-profit.
    • Know the fundamental of writing a good grant proposal
      • Introduction (State the purpose of the proposal)
      • Describe the Program
        • Mission Statement
        • Project description
        • Tell how the project supports the organizational mission.

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How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Essentials for a stable non-profit.
      • Describe HOW you will Conduct the Program.
        • Use language from the plan developed by your support group.
        • Include timelines.
      • Describe Why you can do the job
      • Describe Resources Needed
        • Personnel
        • Equipment
        • Financial

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How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Essentials for a stable non-profit.
      • Describe the Plan for resource-planning this dream.
        • Where will the money come from?
        • Which individuals and organizations have you approached. Attach letters of collaboration.
        • What will happen if you do not raise all needed resources?
      • Include necessary Attachments
        • Project Budget
        • IRS Letter (501 (c) (3)
        • Board List
        • Brochure/website address

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Agenda
  • Introductory Items
  • How Do I Minimize Pitfalls?
    • Four Steps To Help You Get Started
  • How Do I Analyze the Need?
    • A Simple Survey Asking the Right Questions
  • When Do I Begin Programming?
  • How Do I Balance Financial Sources?
  • Summarize

NON-PROFIT BASICS by Jerry Appleby