Nonprofit organizations are essential to a thriving community, but what really goes into starting and maintaining a successful one? Below are three of the most important elements of a strong nonprofit.
1. Sense of identity – A clear and specific mission and vision are your foundation. Clarify what you do, who you benefit and why.
2. Culture – Nonprofits should be run with a “culture of care.” Care for your coworkers and the community you serve.
3. Strategic planning – Creating a plan is the first step to taking action, but constant assessment of its progress and making adjustments as needed is key.
– Haley Pegg, New Orleans Chamber