About keithwcooley

Strategist, coach, and management consultant focused on linking America’s recovery to a “Green Collar” Agenda of developing cutting-edge technology to combat issues of environmental crises/justice and training underserved communities as the next generation of technologists in support of these sectors.

Starting a Nonprofit: Tips and Resources for Success

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By Courtney Rosenfeld

If you want to have a positive impact on the world, you might be tempted to start a nonprofit. This could be a very rewarding move! While launching a nonprofit is relatively simple, running and growing a nonprofit is hard. Generating public interest, staying under budget, maintaining cash flow, and complying with nonprofit law are just a few of the logistical challenges that nonprofits have to face every day. The key is to set yourself up for success from the beginning. To help you establish a strong foundation on which to build your nonprofit, check out these resources from Principia.

Administrative Obstacles

Running a successful nonprofit is all about finding effective solutions to everyday administrative challenges.

Financial Considerations

Good financial stability is essential to the long-term success of your nonprofit. Here are some important financial considerations to keep in mind as you get started.

Competing with other Organizations

In the non-profit sector, competition isn’t the only option. Consider joining forces with other organizations to better address a mutual cause.

Marketing Your Nonprofit

Getting the word out about your nonprofit is vital. Thankfully, you have a number of different options when it comes to marketing.

Becoming a nonprofit leader is an amazing experience. While running a nonprofit is a lot of hard work, it’s incredibly fulfilling. Increase your chances of success by teaming up with experienced board members and other nonprofit organizations as you learn your way around this exciting industry.

About our guest blogger: Courtney stays busy with her PR gig and being a new mom, and she hopes to be an example for others looking to juggle entrepreneurship and family life. Her goal is to make Gig Spark a source of information for giggers in all walks of life.

How to Maximize Your Online Presence During the Pandemic … a guest post

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Most small businesses were completely caught off guard by the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, many have been forced to shut down permanently in the wake of such a significant business disruption. But some businesses have managed to adapt to these changing times.

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5 Essential Steps to Starting a Business Out of Your Home … a guest post

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by Amy Collett

If you are thinking about starting your own business, be prepared for a variety of challenges and benefits. It’s one of the hardest-yet-rewarding career paths you can choose. One factor that can make a big difference in your experience, however, is where your new business is located. By setting up shop in your home, you can eliminate some of the overhead costs that come with renting an office space, and you can enjoy more flexibility and balance in your work and home life.

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How to Thrive as a Remote Worker … a Guest Post

by Chelsea Lamb

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How to Thrive as a Remote Worker

Working from home can be a steep learning curve, especially for those who thrive in an office environment. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused offices to close around the country, companies were forced to send their employees home and develop remote working strategies. While some people might have welcomed the change, working from home can be challenging for a number of reasons. If you’re new to remote work and are having difficulties adapting, use this resource to help you thrive in the pandemic era.

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What to Do When Your Small Business Closes … A guest post

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What to Do When Your Small Business Closes

By Carla Lopez

If your small business has recently closed its doors, you are not alone. In fact, Coresight Research CEO and Founder Deborah Weinswig has predicted that 15,000 or more retailers will have closed their doors by the end of the year. However, retail is not the only industry that’s fallen on hard times. Particularly due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, a wide variety of industries are struggling because consumers are simply not going out and purchasing goods or services.

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Lowering the Achievement Gap for Minorities is Doable


In my first blog post I offered that America will run out of an educated, knowledge-base driven workforce within the next 20-25 years, in part, because of our own inability to train America’s future composite majority; Blacks, Hispanics, Arab Americans… … Continue reading