Am I Ready? 10 Things to Consider Before Starting a Nonprofit

What You Need to Know Before You File Any Paperwork

Hi! I’m Kimberly O’Neil, an award-winning professor, social innovator, and entrepreneur. Throughout my career I have spent more than 25 years working in local governments and the nonprofit sector throughout the United States, and have created initiatives that have raised more than $20 million in revenue.

These days, however, you can find me mentoring and training new social innovators and nonprofit professionals. I’m proud to say my many clients and mentees are excelling in their organizations and nonprofit sector. It’s hard work, but with proper guidance they are far exceeding their own expectations.

I know there are many more innovators and professionals around the country who I can help!

….Are you one of them?

Are you one of the many do gooders in the community who think starting a nonprofit is the answer?

While it is admirable to want to launch a nonprofit organization, there are SO MANY things that you need to consider before moving in that direction.

Join me for my course “Am I Ready? 10 Things to Consider Before Launching a Nonprofit” where I will provide you with the tips and information you need to decide if this is the right direction for you.

In this course you will learn:

      • 4 Core Areas of Responsibility for New Nonprofit Leaders
      • Important Areas of Regulation and Compliance
      • Understanding the Problem and Need of Your Mission
      • The Non-Negotiable Foundation of Nonprofit Operations
      • Why Mission Driven Solutions and Impact Are Keys to Success

Trust me - you do not want to miss this class! Let me help you get #NonprofitLaunchReady!

Your Instructor

Kimberly O'Neil
Kimberly O'Neil
Kimberly O'Neil is an award-winning professor, executive leader, and social good expert. She was the youngest serving African American woman City Manager in the United States. As a veteran senior government and nonprofit executive, Kimberly has used her voice to impact policy decisions while lobbying in New York City and on Capitol Hill. She now works within the social sector and leads Giving Blueprint, a consulting company with a mission to impact social change through the development of strategic partnerships and growth plans within the social sector.

As a social entrepreneur, Kimberly recognizes the value that nonprofit startup organizations provide to communities, especially in historically discriminated communities. In January 2015, she launched Cause Studio, an incubator, and training initiative that is designed to reduce the number of failing nonprofit organizations in North Texas. Kimberly has been recognized as a 2017 Minority Business Leader Awards honoree by the Dallas Business Journal, a 2019 Humanitarian Visionary Award Honorable Mention by Juanita J Craft Civil Rights House and Museum, and 2020 Social Innovation Award honoree by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. She previously served as Chair for the City of Plano Community Relations Commission.

In addition to being a sought-after thought leader, strategist, and speaker, Kimberly is a published author and professor who was honored as the 2017 Outstanding Associate Faculty of the Year for Collin College. She is currently an adjunct professor for the School of Professional Advancement at Tulane University where she facilitates graduate courses for the Master of Public Administration program. Finally, Kimberly is the founding director of Power in Action, a collective of Dallas leaders focused on advancing the Black community, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and a founding member of the HERitage Giving Fund, the first Black giving circle in Texas.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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