this final project for ” Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations” class
The purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to use the knowledge learned in class to practice creating a nonprofit organization to serve the needs of certain population or solve/alleviate certain social issue(s).
you have to create a nonprofit organization
The Final Project includes the following three components:
- Market Research and Mission Statement (about 2-3 pages): You’ll conduct a “market research” to show the demand/need of your programs/services and the supply/competition in the field. If your organization aims at addressing some social issue(s), you will conduct research to show the severity of the social issue (i.e. how many people are affected), the causes of the issue, the potential negative impact of the issue, and other organizations that work on similar cause(s). You will name your nonprofit organization and make sure the name is not already used by some other organization (Note: you need to search the name in the federal trademark registry and Arizona corporation registry). You will also provide the mission statement of the organization.
- Program Design (about 3-4 pages): This part shows the details of the program(s)/service(s) that your organization plans to offer to address certain social issue(s), including (but not limited to) the target population, the service location, the components of various programs/services, human resource arrangement, and so on.
- Funding Strategy (about 3-4 pages): This part addresses how your organization plans to fund its operation in both short term and long term. Examples of the funding strategy include whether the organization plans to focus on fees/charges, private donations, government grants, or a mix; the potential funders; whether to use direct mail, advertisement, or web-based fundraising, or a mix.
The final project report should be 8-10 pages in length (not including references, tables, appendix, etc.). The paper should consist of at least three sections listed above. Sources of information should be properly cited following the APA citation style. The paper should be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, and with 1-inch margin.