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I just got my 501c3; now what?

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I just got my 501(c)(3); now what? well as soon as you get your 501(c)(3), a lot of groups that are doing nonprofit work, the first thing they do is they go out and they just start doing services and before you know it they’re so overwhelmed with actually performing the day to day functions of the nonprofit that they never take the most critical stuff, and that is developing your business plan.

I mean no entrepreneur in the for-profit world would ever go out and set up a business without some sort of business plan on how they were actually going to succeed. so once you have the 501(c)(3) paperwork in your hands, pause, take a deep breath, pull those close advisers, that new board of directors around you, develope that business plan, because you’re never gonna be able to make it to the next step, which is having paid staff and being able to get government funding and all of those other things that makes you grow as a as a nonprofit, if you don’t have a plan in place and you know where you’re going to be over the next couple of years. so get that plan and if you don’t have one or you don’t know where to start, head over to the sharity knowledge center. we’ve got some great videos and templates, all kinds of tools for you to get your first steps off right, so that your nonprofit can be successful.