I firmly believe your website is the most important communication tool in your toolbox. Why? Because it is often the first thing donors, the community, your clients, and volunteers see before even meeting you. As a millennial, the first thing I do before getting involved with a non-profit is to Google them. If I can’t
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I think non-profits are formed from one of two thoughts. You might say “we need to be doing ‘insert something specific’ for ‘insert specific group.’” An example might be, we need to provide school supplies to low-income students. Or you might see a problem and just generally think “someone should be doing something about that.”
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Pursue Your Values

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  I don’t work for a museum and that’s okay. I sat on this piece for months as I don’t want to give the impression that I don’t want to work for museums. In fact, after two years of graduate school (preceded by 6 years of volunteer work) and years of working for museums, I miss museums. I miss
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As a millennial, I’ve heard and seen the term “side hustle” more times than I care to count. Side hustles are all the rage for young people (or really anyone) trying to make a little extra cash. Personally, I’m on the fence about this term. While I’m the kind of person who always has something
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After you’ve created your mission statement, you need to shift your focus to the implementation of your mission. To do that, you will make a strategic plan. Writing a strategic plan for your non-profit is a huge (read: yuuuuuge) part of the start-up process. I choose to focus on it early on to help you
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This next post was supposed to be part of my series detailing the steps needed to start your own non-profit – particularly looking at the strategic planning side of things. (I’ll be back to that in my next post). But recently, I’ve been caught up in something many entrepreneurs experience, especially women – impostor syndrome.
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Looking back to when I started my first non-profit, Super Heroines, Etc., I was terrified. It seemed like there were so many rules and possibly even more paperwork. I really just wanted us to be more organized, but the amount of steps and things to consider seemed beyond what a small team of passionate, but
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When you come up with your idea for a non-profit, it’s usually because you are passionately interested in making some sort of social change. You’re probably incredibly excited about your idea and more than likely it will change your community for the better. Before you start this magical journey, it is important to ask yourself
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Hello! Welcome to Noe Ideas. It’s so good to have you here. If you’re reading this blog, it’s likely that you’re interested in starting your own non-profit or have recently started a non-profit and could use some help, inspiration, advice, or a shoulder to cry on. Starting a non-profit is a beautiful adventure, but there
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