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Lead, Inspire, Grow - with Raven Waterman

Jun 23, 2021

You may be interested in starting or running a nonprofit and need help with understanding how one gets started and the ins and outs of running an organization.  There are lots of things to consider and some common questions like, how can I start a nonprofit with no money, what’s the purpose of a board, and how do organizations partner with others to meet their mission. Whether you are building from the group up or leading a department or program, there are key things you need to understand about what it takes to start or run a thriving nonprofit organization and how to ensure that there is equity. 

According to the Urban Institute's June 2020 report, approximately 1.54 million nonprofits were registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2016, an increase of 4.5 percent from 2006. PND Direct sites that there continue to be inequities faced by women of color in the nonprofit sector and systemic barriers to professional advancement and highlights that to address these issues the nonprofit sector needs to make changes at the systems, organizational, and individual levels, including supporting organizations led by women of color and efforts to elevate their leadership.

In today's episode, we talk with Simone Joye, the CEO at S Joye & Associates.  Simone’s 25+ year nonprofit career includes serving as the Executive Director of the Howard University Medical Alumni Association (HUMAA). CEO of a Boys & Girls Club and leading nonprofits in Atlanta, New York City, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.

This was an information-packed episode and Simone shared some gems about everything from how to start a nonprofit with little to no money and explained some of the important things you need to understand about the business aspect of nonprofit organizations.  We also talked about defining equity in the nonprofit sector. 

Here's what you'll learn in this episode:

  • What to consider when creating or running a nonprofit so that there is equity
  • How to start a nonprofit organization with (little) to no money
  • Resources available to support and grow a nonprofit

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A little more about Simone Joye:

Simone is a visionary entrepreneur, media communications specialist, nonprofit strategist, and author. She is an expert panelist for the Forbes Nonprofit Council. Simone is a Board Chair, of the National Association of Nonprofit Professionals (NANPP); the Creator of The Nonprofit Store™.