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A Vision for your Organization will help you shape your passion into a plan to change the world through your vision, one person at a time. Vision is a key first step to help you understand the importance of establishing a clear purpose and philosophy.
Learn to define and cultivate your purpose, philosophy, and organizational structure.
Our Passion to ServeOur Commitment of Care and Competence Heartbeat InternationalIntroductionOverview: A Vision for Your Organization Part IHow to Start a Life-Affirming Service Organization Form Leadership with a Vision Leadership TeamServant LeadershipQualities and SkillsForm a Planning CommitteeShared PhilosophyBroad BaseSkillsWorkersMaking the CommitmentSize of Committee and Time Involvement DocumentationSeek “Seed Money”Determine Community NeedsBuilding OwnershipAnswering Key QuestionsEffect on Vision and Future Marketing Study ModelsVisit or Request InformationWhere to Find ModelsInvestigate National or State Organizations/TrainingsDifferent Philosophies and Requirements Training OpportunitiesRefine the VisionConfirm the Vision: Mission Statement and Name How to Arrive at a Mission Statement NameBecome a Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Corporation Criteria and AdvantagesHow to IncorporateFederal ID NumberObtain 501(c)(3) Status with the Federal GovernmentObtain State Tax Exemptions Legal AssistanceOngoing ComplianceRegister to Solicit Charitable Contributions Prepare BylawsSelect Nominees for the Board of “Trustees” or “Directors” Decide on Paid StaffFirst Organizational MeetingIntensive Planning to Begin Operations Part IIKeys to a Healthy Functioning Pregnancy Help Organization Servant Leadership Guided by Biblical Principles A Responsible BoardResponsibilitiesJobsMeetingsPurpose or MissionPoliciesPlanningBudgetOrganizational StructureInternal CommunicationContinual EvaluationPeople Development and Motivation Financial DevelopmentMinistry MentalityDiversified FundraisingDevelopment PlanMarketing
Part IIIWho Does What as Your Organization Grows? 1. All Volunteer with Working Board Model 2. Single Paid Staff with Working Board Model 3. Developed Paid Staff with Governing Board Model 4. Institutionalized and Fundraising Board Model Stick to the VisionResources ListAppendix ASample Board Meeting Agenda with Executive Director’s Report Outline Appendix BSample Board Retreat OutlineFriday EveningSaturday MorningAfter RetreatAppendix C“All Volunteer Organization with Working Board Model” Organizational StructureProgram Operations Director Job DescriptionAppendix D“Single Paid Staff with Governing (and Working) Board Model” Organizational StructureJob Description for Director of Organization Leadership and AdministrationConsulting and Client ServicesAppendix E“Developed Paid Staff with Governing Board” Organizational StructureExecutive Director Job DescriptionExecutive Director Job Description Appendix FMaternity Home Staffing Models
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