Your mission statement can provide the
starting point from which you build your website, image, and plan.
Register Your Charity
To get your charity registered and legally
recognized, you will need to apply for a specific form called a 1023 series,
which you can find more information about on the IRS website.
Before you go ahead and take the next steps,
it may be worth seeking some professional advice from a registered lawyer, as
this can help you make the most informed decision possible. Moreover, depending
on where you plan to be operating from, there may be more licenses and
registration processes to watch out for.
Taking some time to research whether or not
this applies to you is important if you want to start off on the right foot.
How will you plan to raise funds for your
cause? This is perhaps one of the most important aspects of running a charity,
as you will likely rely heavily on donations to make it sustainable.
There are other sources of funding
available rather than directly from the public domain, such as trusts and
government bodies, but it coming up with a plan for raising a steady amount of
funding is essential.
There are many ways to do this, yet there
is no universal solution, so depending on your cause and type of charity, you
may want to consider a combination of:
·Launching a Social Media
·Enlisting the Help of
·Growing Your Digital
·Contacting Media Outlets
·Getting Influencers Involved
·Word of Mouth Marketing
·Taking to the Streets and
Showcasing Your Charity to the Public