Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wow, I started this blog with such excitement and energy. Then I look up and an entire month has passed since I last posted. I guess that's what happens when you're running in a million different directions! Just to catch you up, I had my first board meeting last week. We made several decisions about the organization and formulated a list of individuals to invite to join the board. I am currently working on a letter of invitation to be sent out May 3rd. We formulated the list based off of our knowledge of individuals who are actively involved in the community, well connected and dedicated to improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth. I have also officially filed my articles of incorporation with the state. I am very excited about this organization and the potential that it holds. I want to leave you with just one bit of advice: Approach your nonprofit with extreme professionalism. This is a company. There should be set agendas for board meetings and minutes should be typed up as well. This shows your board that you are serious about what you're doing and that you're appreciative of their time (especially if they are not getting paid). I'll continue to keep you posted! Keep up the good work and follow your dreams!