Wondering why a business plan is important for nonprofit organizations? What are the primary components of a business plan for nonprofit organizations?
How to write a business plan in a day covers the importance of having a business plan for a nonprofit organization or social endeavor and how it is similar and different from traditional for-profit business plans. The class also covers the framework of organizing a business plan and detail with examples of the various sections. There is opportunity to dialogue with class participants learning how other organizations approach business planning and associated challenges.
Participants in this interactive, hands-on workshop will:
- Receive business plan template organized by sections is provided, each containing a description and tips for the information required and approaches.
- Write actual sections of their organization’s plan using the template.
- Receive several supportive handouts that will guide students in how to organize or write several sections.
- Receive guidance and information on where to find or research additional resources for business planning.
The target audience for the training includes a nonprofit or social enterprise organization’s executive director, development director, financial manager, administrator, administrative assistant to an executive position or board member. Helpful skills and knowledge for the class include a familiarity with an organization’s programs, market, constituencies, financials and operations as well as basic writing.