Are you a non profit entrepreneur? There are several different definitions of non profit entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. Generally, though, an entrepreneur is a person who has a vision and executes a plan to accomplish the vision. That simple statement implies a lot.
- The non profit entrepreneur has to recognize a need. Usually they are trying to make the world or their local community better.
- The non profit entrepreneur has to come up with a plan to address the need they see.
- The non profit entrepreneur has to convince others that their vision to fix a need is worthwhile. This includes convincing donors to part with their financial resources as well as convincing volunteers to donate their time.
The one thing that remains constant is that the non profit entrepreneur, like any other entrepreneur, is the person ultimately responsible for every aspect of their non profit. This includes everything from getting the organization set-up to fundraising to “hiring” staff or volunteers.
Most entrepreneurs are not overwhelmed by their “to do” list, but rather they are focused and inspired by their vision of a better community.
If you have started a non profit this all probably sounds very familiar. If you haven’t started a non profit, but are thinking about it you should read an excellent blog Start your Non Profit or Church. This blog lists several websites that will be helpful for getting started.
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