The nonprofit life cycle – Start-ups face challenges, opportunities
Abstract: Just as they are for a child, the early years for nonprofits are full of important milestones. An organization’s first steps can make the difference between a sustainable entity with the capacity to fulfill its mission and a floundering failure that fades out fast. This article covers characteristics of the early-stage nonprofit, key steps it must take and key decisions it must make. A sidebar discusses the “3 Ws” approach to board development.