How To Start and Run A Nonprofit

How to Start and Run A Nonprofit


Starting a nonprofit organization is exciting, but it is like starting a business and that is why this course is taught by applying entrepreneurial concepts. When you decide to launch I want you to be informed and confident that you have all the information you need to make decisions about the service you will provide to your community.

Many people teach "How To Start" but I want to dive in a little deeper and address some of the components of running a nonprofit. This will give you insight on what to do after you "Start" so that you be be sustainable and around to help your community through your mission.

Who should take this course? Take a sneak peak at the FAQ's and you will see a preview of the many people who should take this course.

This course will cover the process and methods involved in the start up and general operations of nonprofit organizations. Coursework and study will involve the management of a nonprofit and positioning your organization for sustainable growth. . This class will also focus on overviews of start-up requirements and . It will review management and operational challenges for nonprofits and emphasize planning, problem solving and the use of technology.

The course answers the following nonprofit questions:

  • What is a nonprofit?
  • How does it run and operate?
  • Basic organizational structure
  • Types of income that nonprofits generate.
  • Basic Laws that govern the nonprofit
  • Commonly used forms are used to apply for exempt status
  • Overview of the types of most common applications
  • Reporting requirements for nonprofits.
  • Do you really need to start a nonprofit?

I'm looking forward to seeing you in class!

Jenai Morehead

Your Instructor

Jenai Morehead
Jenai Morehead

Jenai's friend say she will literally take you on a journey. The trip of a lifetime in healing, joy and work-life balance.

She enjoys travel, hiking and teaching. She is an entrepreneur and university teacher who specializes in nonprofits and social entrepreneurship. She actively works with and mentors nonprofits on a variety of social ventures. She teaches Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Management, Fundraising Social Entrepreneurship and Grant-writing.

Jenai has been a volunteer SCORE business mentor for the past eight years and she is the principal consultant at Foundation Consultants. She has over 20 years experience working with nonprofits in the fields of management, fundraising and grant-writing. She is proud to be an alumni of California State University - San Bernardino, where she graduated with a degree in business and entrepreneurship.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
You can enroll in the course anytime. The course is 6 weeks long. It is a completely self-paced online course.
How long do I have access to the course?
This is a six week course. Every week you will have new topics, Powerpoint, audio or video from me, some readings and you will be communicating in our forum.. You have access to the course for one ( 1 ) year across any and all devices you own. During the course time I will be involved with you for the six weeks that you take the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, Contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I ask you questions directly regarding my nonprofit idea?
If you have an idea it is best to start the course first. We all have ideas and they really have to be implemented or tested before you really know if it will work. This course is a good place to test your idea. When Im doing a grant writing project for my clients I always say:"give me something to write about" Donors fund what you are doing, not what you are thinking about. You need to be able to be articulate about things you have done, not about what you are going to do. I recommend Pat Flynn's book, "Will It fly?," while you are taking this course. It's a good guide for testing your ideas.
What if I have a nonprofit and I'd like to ask you a question while I am taking this course?
I am a teacher and a consultant so I don't mind lending my knowledge.. If your question requires research or professional consulting then I will let you know how my consulting firm, Foundation Consultants ( , can help you.
What if I have questions about the course?
You can email me anytime. I answer student questions from all of my classes Monday - Friday 8am-6pm PST.
Who should take this course?
Community Activists and Advocates Board Members of Nonprofit organizations Government employees Executive directors Nonprofit staff, Volunteers, New and existing founders Teachers Consultants, Private foundations, Social entrepreneurs People who want more information before they move forward.

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