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Running a Nonprofit: Resources for Getting Started

Is there a cause close to your heart? Have you noticed the need for a local organization to address this cause? If you’re ready to dedicate yourself to growing your own nonprofit, Cars2Charities has collected resources packed with essential information. 


Wondering which items belong at the top of your to-do list in your first days as a nonprofit leader? These resources will point you in the right direction! 

●      Get all of your ideas down on paper by drawing up a business plan. 

●      Don’t forget to include estimates for your budget — think about your expenses, potential fundraising income, and more. 

●      You’ll also need to assemble the right group of people for your board. 

●      Check the laws in your state to see whether you can form an LLC to reduce paperwork and administrative tasks.  

Managing Your Organization

Want to create a fantastic organizational culture and achieve major goals with your team? These management tips will set you down the right path. 

●      Ready to hire a few staff members? Follow these steps for the onboarding process. 

●      Running a volunteer program can present a learning curve, but these tips will teach you how to manage your volunteer team. 

●      Consider working with other local nonprofits and collaborating on mutual projects. For example, if you have a vehicle that you're ready to retire, why not let Cars2Charities help you donate it? 

Finances and Fundraising

Effective fundraising is essential if you want to make a significant difference in your community. 

●      Figure out simple ways to fundraise to avoid overspending on planning and execution. 

●      Paying your staff on time is key to employee satisfaction, so get your payroll system established as soon as possible.

●      Networking doesn’t require you to start from scratch; reconnecting with old friends can open up many doors of opportunity.

●      When tax time rolls around, you will be responsible for these reporting requirements

As you work to get your nonprofit running, you might feel like you don’t quite know what you’re doing. But when you’re starting a new endeavor, this is perfectly normal! By checking out these guides, you’ll be able to prioritize the most important tasks and stay committed to your cause. 

Cars2Charities helps your favorite causes get more from their existing fundraising efforts by making it possible for them to accept a donated car from anyone. Call 855-520-2100.