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Starting a Charity

Postby shparks » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:48 pm

I am looking into the possibility of starting my own nonprofit organization. Does anyone have any experience with that sort of thing?
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Re: Starting a Charity

Postby Andreya » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:37 pm

Have you found anything yet?

There's a lot of info online, on about.com etc, it would be cool to compare notes too!
I'm thinking of maybe starting something like that, a non-profit. (Not sure about the names in English, is non-profit the same as a charity? Or similar?)
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Re: Starting a Charity

Postby shparks » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:43 pm

Yeah, I have found out information about how to do it. I think that starting my own organization is probably not the best way to go.
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Re: Starting a Charity

Postby Andreya » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:26 am

So are you going to join other organizations or help improve them, or start a biz or be an external 'consultant' or...?

It does seem a bit complicated, maybe you can get someone who already has an org and doesn't know what to do with it and likes your idea?
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Re: Starting a Charity

Postby whynot » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:43 pm

Hi
I just registered to the board.
Strarting a not for profit is exciting, but once u get started the tasks need volunteers, etc.
If u have few hours a week, volunteer to work for local not for profit center that organizes and coordinates local not for profits. I just started a not for profit to benefit school age children, which is now getting complicated because of all the work that needs to be done. A scanner?
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Re: Starting a Charity

Postby shparks » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:37 pm

Andreya wrote:So are you going to join other organizations or help improve them, or start a biz or be an external 'consultant' or...?



I would like to start a business, but I am not very good at figuring out how to get other people to give me money. I cannot come up with a legitimate service that I feel confident about charging money to provide.

I have been thinking about taking some community service type ideas to local businesses, in the hopes that they will want to hire me to put a plan into action.
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Re: Starting a Charity

Postby butterflyellis » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:22 pm

I have considered a similar idea. I have debated on whether or not to do a non-profit organization or a small business. But I've started looking into grant writing as a way to get started. I want a business but it's the financial end that I struggle with. Good luck.
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