Starting a Nonprofit? Practice Patience!


Thinking about starting a nonprofit? Be patient with the process, counsels Julia Satti Cosentino, a partner in the law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Nonprofit and Social Impact practice group. Although nonprofit startups face mountains of paperwork and dozens of regulatory hoops to jump through, Cosentino points out that complying with all those regulations will help your organization run more smoothly—and make it more attractive to potential donors.
[This video is for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts or circumstances.]
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The Entrepreneur Within All of Us


What sort of special creative genius does it take to start a company or come up with a truly disruptive innovation? Entrepreneur Alec Stern, co-founder of Constant Contact and Point2Point Global (among other companies), argues that inside every one of us there’s an entrepreneur, just waiting to break out. Creativity, whether in music or business, is a part of human nature: "Everyone has it—it’s whether you unlock it or not," he says.
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For Nonprofit Startups, Fundraising Is Key


Getting a new nonprofit organization off the ground is no easy task—and fundraising is arguably the hardest part of the process. Justin Kang, vice president of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the founder and executive director of City Awake, a Boston-based nonprofit, offers a few fundraising best practices. Rule number one: if you can’t convince your family or friends to donate to your organization, you may have a real problem.
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