Session 1: Find out if starting a nonprofit it for you. In many ways, it's akin to running a business. We'll cover a list of questions you should ask yourself as well as cover the various challenges you will face.
Session 2: What is involved with founding your nonprofit? Learn about filing the proper documents with the IRS and your state, nonprofit benefits such as tax exemptions, development plans, board of directors, and volunteers & other staff.
Session 3: Learn how to create all the different documents required for fundraising. These include a cover letter, letter of intent, one-page donation letter, two-page proposal, a long grant proposal based on the Colorado Common Grant Application), budgets & statements of activity, and biographies. Also explore options of recording your data, such as establishing a database.
Session 4: Explore grant writing. Understand the five different types of grants, finding & contacting foundations and government agencies (state grant guides), areas of interest, how to submit applications, deadlines, and the dreaded grant scams.
Session 5: Discover the many other types of fundraising (individual donors, corporate sponsorships, special events, earned income, in-kind donations) as well as how you are allowed to spend the money (restricted vs. unrestricted funds).
Session 6: Use this final session to ask any remaining questions you may still have.