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Jeff Whisenant of ReSurge International: 5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Lead A Nonprofit Organization

If you are thinking about starting a nonprofit, understand what nonprofits already exist that are working on a similar topic or in a similar geographic area. Establishing a nonprofit is a costly and time-consuming process, and there is a lot of groundwork required before you can ever begin to deliver programs. If there is another nonprofit that you could partner with, that will save you time and money. Sometimes when I see a new nonprofit, I think about the economies of scale the founders could have achieved by partnering with an existing one.

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A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator