In the beginning, there’s a vision – Early-stage nonprofits face pivotal first steps
Abstract: Nonprofits often begin as an informal group of people who see a real need for a program or service and feel a personal mandate to help provide it. Their efforts usually start before they’ve even considered applying for tax-exempt status or mobilizing support from others. But the reality of organizational life eventually kicks in. This article covers some of the early concerns faced by new nonprofits, such as putting together a board of directors, hiring staff, recruiting volunteers and installing internal systems and controls.