Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” This particularly rings true for Nonprofit company founders, people like Elliot Katz who founded In Defense of Animals, or Emily May, who wants to make the streets of the world safe for everyone through her nonprofit company Hollaback! If you are like these truly inspirational entrepreneurs, we have put together 5 ways your nonprofit can succeed:
1. Follow Your Passion
Listen to Vincent and create your nonprofit around what you are passionate about. If you want to be a voice for animals around the world, do that. If you want to help end poverty for families everywhere, chase that dream. We are only on earth for a short time, and the world needs all the help it can get while you are here. You do you and help the world while you’re at it.
2. Be Clear About Your Vision and Mission
You want people to follow your movement and help get involved with the cause. It is crucial that once you decide on building a nonprofit, you make your mission statement, vision and what your organization is trying to achieve crystal clear. Get the point across straight away to people who come across your organization.
3. Learn How To Say ‘No’
There will be times when you need to say no to good ideas, even great ideas that could help your organization along. Nonprofit’s cannot do everything they want to do while becoming established – funds are sometimes low and smart decisions need to be made to, in a sense, get more bang for your buck. Remember that saying no isn’t a failure, it is often the cause of success in the long run. Be smart and make wise decisions.
4. Team Work Makes The Dream Work
One cannot be selfish when working at a nonprofit. Nonprofit’s are quite literally working for the greater good of others and we all know, there is no ‘i’ in team. Working together is crucial and one of the most important elements of a nonprofit organization.
5. Golo Legal Can Help You
Our lawyers and community at Golo Legal love nothing more than helping people and organizations who work to help others. Our hats come off for you! Contact the team at Golo Legal now (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how we can help you and your organization – thank you for helping the world be a better place.
Photo Source: [Harry Warnecke 1925] [Ephemeral New York]