Anyone who wants to start a nonprofit organization or CEO’s, directors and managers with are running a nonprofit.
There are 1375 nonprofit organizations registered in Sonoma County.* The exact number fluctuates constantly, but you get the point. Thousands of good people are doing good things for other people, the environment and animals by raising billions of dollars annually for their programs.
•Defining Your Mission – Writing a clear, simple, easily articulated statement of why you exist
•Assessing Your Resources – Mapping internal and external factors
•Identifying the Challenges – Step one in overcoming obstacles is recognizing them
•Assessing Your Market Share - Identifying the competition and looking for collaboration
•Evaluating Community Support – Looking deeper into who will join you and what they offer
•Planning: Year One – How to reach but still be realistic
•Establishing a Preliminary Budget – Budgeting from thin air is tricky but not impossible and it is essential
•Being Accountable – Building in the outcomes from the beginning and charting progress
Daryl Reese - Daryl’s practice focuses on nonprofit law, business law, and civil litigation. As a former business leader and nonprofit executive, he brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the business needs of business entities and nonprofit organizations of all types;
Fran Meininger - Fran has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, from volunteer coordinator to Executive Director, as well as membership on many boards, councils and commissions.
Charles (Chuck) Levine - Charles Levine was the President of the Board of Jack London Park Partners, when it created the first Operating Agreement to manage a California State Park. In the six years since JLPP began operating the Park, it has thrived. Attendance has more than doubled. The Park’s budget has increased by a factor of 4, yet the Park has consistently operates at break-even or with a surplus. Volunteers in the Park have increased about 5- fold. The Park is recognized by many as a model for public-private partnerships.