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How to Start a Charity Business - Free Charity Business Plan PDF

Are you considering starting a Charity and you’re in need of a charity business plan PDF? if yes, you'll find this free book to be extremely helpful.

This is a practical guide that will walk you step by step through all the essentials of starting your business. The book is packed with guides, worksheets and checklists. These strategies are absolutely crucial to your business' success yet are simple and easy to apply.

Don’t Start a New Charity Business Unless You Watch This Video First!

Checklist for Starting a Business: Essential Ingredients for Success

If you are thinking about going into business, it is imperative that you watch this video first! it will take you by the hand and walk you through each and every phase of starting a business. It features all the essential aspects you must consider BEFORE you start a business. This will allow you to predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas. Ignore it at your own peril!

Here’s a Valuable Free Gift for You
This is a high quality, full blown business plan template complete with detailed instructions and all related spreadsheets. You can download it to your PC and easily prepare a professional business plan for your business.
Click Here! To get your free business plan template

The Single Most Important Ingredient for Business Success

The first and most important thing you need to acquire in order to succeed in a small business is... knowledge.

Sounds exaggerated? Listen to this...

According to research conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all small business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of knowledge.

This is backed up by my own personal observations. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to small businesses, I've seen practically dozens of small business owners go under and lose their businesses -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work.

Conclusion: if you are really serious about succeeding in a business... If you want to avoid the common traps and mistakes... it is absolutely imperative that you acquire the right knowledge.

"Why Invent Mediocrity, When You Can Copy Genius?"

That's an excellent quote I picked up from a fellow business owner a few years back. What this means is that you should see what is working and try to duplicate it. Why go through all the trouble of inventing something new, that you don't even know will ever work, when you can easily learn from and duplicate something that has been a proven success?

[ Note: One of the BIGGEST mistakes almost all new businesses make is that they WASTE tons of valuable time, energy and money on trying to create something "new", that has never been tested or proven... only to find out later that it was a total loss. Don't make the same mistake! ]

Hi! My name is Meir. I'm the founder and president of, a successful Internet based information business. I'm also the author of numerous books, mostly in the area of small business management.

I've been involved in small business for the past 31 years of my life, as a business coach, manager of a consulting firm, a seminar leader and as the owner of five successful businesses.

During my career as a business coach and consultant I've helped dozens of business owners start their businesses, market, expand, get out of troubles, sell their businesses and do practically every other small business activity you can think of.
You see, I have been there .... done it ... and bought the Small Business t-shirt! -- This free book contains techniques and strategies I've learned during my 31 year small business career.

Here's what you'll discover in the 'How to Start a Charity Business' book:

How to determine the feasibility of your business idea - a complete fill in the blanks template system that will help you predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas.

A detailed manual that will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting your business

A complete charity business plan PDF plan  template. This fill-in-the-blanks template includes every section of your business plan, including Executive Summary, Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Projections and more (a similar template is sold elsewhere for $69.95).

All this and much much more.

Success Tip: Setting Goals

Good management is the key to success and good management starts with setting goals. Set goals for yourself for the accomplishment of the many tasks necessary in starting and managing your business successfully. Be specific. Write down the goals in measurable terms of performance. Break major goals down into sub-goals, showing what you expect to achieve in the next two to three months, the next six months, the next year, and the next five years. Beside each goal and sub-goal place a specific date showing when it is to be achieved.

Plan the action you must take to attain the goals. While the effort required to reach each sub-goal should be great enough to challenge you, it should not be so great or unreasonable as to discourage you. Do not plan to reach too many goals all at one time.

Establish priorities. Plan in advance how to measure results so you can know exactly how well you are doing. This is what is meant by "measurable" goals. If you can’t keep score as you go along you are likely to lose motivation. Re-work your plan of action to allow for obstacles which may stand in your way. Try to foresee obstacles and plan ways to avert or minimize them.

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Here's a Sample 'Executive Summary' for a Charity Business plan:

The purpose of this Business Plan is to:

  • Set a course for the Organization's management to successfully manage, operate, and administer the business.
  • Inform financing sources of the capital requirements being requested by the Organization, in addition to its history, its projected future, and how the requested funding would give the Organization the ability to add value to the local economy, help people in need and provide the community with services that'll ultimately put people back to work.

The Organization
[Company Name] is a not-for-profit, charitable organization located in Bureau County, IL. [Company Name] is a church that provides a place of worship for all those needing to be healed and encouraged in the lord. Additionally, the church will provide soup kitchen service; feature a counseling center, a food pantry, a tutoring center and a youth center. The founders of the Organization are [Name], President and his wife [Name], Vice President. The Organization also has loyal congregation members and a strong team of dedicated pastors that contribute to the Church as well as the community. [Company Name] hopes to fund these programs through grants and other donated revenue.

The Market
[Company Name]'s target market strategy is based on becoming a destination for church goers and residents in the Spring Valley, IL and Bureau County, IL area in need of the Organization's religious and social services. The Organization will also rely on the support of grantors, congregation members as well as residents within the community to help with funding and donations so that [Company Name] can continue to impact its community. The people that seek the Organization's assistance desire quality services and care, and it's [Company Name]'s duty to deliver on their expectations.

Financial Consideration
In addition to diligently following this Business Plan to maintain the safeguards for successful business operations and achieve the financial projections herein, the current financial plan of [Company Name] includes obtaining funding through one of many financing programs in the amount of $1,794,796. The Organization hopes to secure the requested funds sometime in the third or fourth quarter of 2011. It will use the funding to purchase sanctuary equipment, office equipment, classroom equipment, storage room equipment, kitchen equipment, kitchen cabinets, two 15 passenger vans, a building, land acquisition, construction of a building, and logo for the van; as well as to cover advertising expenses and operation capital. The Organization's funding forecast is projected to increase during the next three years, from $45,050 to $108,000.

The major focus for grant funding is as follows:
1. It is a charitable, woman owned minority organization
2. It will provide religious services and social services within its community
3. It will host programs that will improve the Spring Valley, IL area 

1.1 Objectives

[Company Name]'s main objectives include:

  • To grow congregation on a weekly basis
  • To provide food, shelter and needs to others
  • To give teens a safe place to come and get off the streets
  • Use the tutoring center to train others for the future

1.2 Mission

[Company Name]'s mission is to further God's Kingdom by sharing the love of the Father through the compassion and servants heart of his son, Jesus. The word of God is its foundation and that foundation grows stronger as the Holy Spirit moves in the everyday lives of people. [Company Name] desires to see a need as well as fill a need. The Organization believes that it is God's hand extended to a community.

1.3 Keys to Success

[Company Name] keys to success involve:

  • Training others to spread the Gospel
  • Advertise
  • Providing a safe place for people to be healed
  • Getting people involved in the outreach
  • Fundraising for the outreach center
  • Continuing to reach out to community

Organization: [Company Name]
Contact: [Name]
Address: [Address]
209 Elm Street
[City, State  ZIP]
Email: [Email Address]

[Company Name] was established in Spring Valley, IL in 2008. [Company Name] is a religious, outreach, and charitable organization. The Church started with a team of dedicated pastors serving in and around the Bureau County, IL community, providing and/or coordinating needed services to congregation members as well as highly at-risk individuals. The Organization's purpose is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet the needs of people. The Organization desires to help those in need physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

2.1 Legal Entity

[Company Name] is a not-for-profit charitable organization. It was established in Spring Valley, Illinois in September 2008. [Company Name] is also a woman-owned minority organization. The founders of the Organization are [Name], President and his wife [Name], Vice President.

[Company Name] is a currently a church/outreach center with the purpose of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet the needs of people. It provides a place of worship for all those needing to be healed and encouraged in the lord. The Organization desires to help those in need physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

The Organization will provide:

  • Soup kitchen
  • Counseling center
  • Food pantry
  • Tutoring center
  • Youth center

Are You Making Any of These Common Communication Errors

1. 'Needing' to communicate.

When you "have" to communicate, you probably won't be communicating very well. In other words, if you wait until you "have" to say something, you've missed the real opportunity for great communication. Tip: Communicate before you need to.

2. Trying to prove that you're right.

When you find yourself repeating yourself, pushing to get someone to see it your way, creating evidence to strengthen your side, you're caught up in the ego of the situation. When you're simply accurate, you usually don't need to push it. When you're right, you likely will. So, right

3. Being a Black Hole.

A Black Hole is a space phenomenon that sucks up all energy around it with nary a burp. People who are speaking need to hear an echo -- if you don't say anything or say things that don't help the person speaking that you got them, they'll get frustrated, keep talking, raise their intensity, etc. Tip: Learn the ways to say things that have the person speaking feel that you've heard them. Remember, it doesn't do much good if you DO hear them if THEY don't get that you heard them. Communication is always two ways.

4. Holding Stuff Back.

Full communication means that you say everything that's occurring to you, albeit appropriately. If you edit the important stuff out, you maintain an inventory, which, like milk, spoils quickly. Tip: Talk to family and community and create agreements for all parties to communicate fully, along with an agreed-upon way to clean up/make up if one is perceived as going too far.

5. Being Stressed, Caffeine, Adrenaline (drugged).

Communication becomes stressed when you're under the influence of externals and substances. Better to reduce/eliminate these rather than trying to strengthen your communication skills to overcome these influences. Tip: Simplify and clean up your life if you want to be a great communicator.

6. Insincerity.

We've been trained to say the right thing, even if it ain't the truth. With all the hype and positioning occurring today, folks are less tolerant of bull and highly reward and value truth, sincerity, directness. There IS a truth in every communication and it's worth finding. Tip: Decide to tell the truth, even if there are consequences.

7. Not being responsible for how you are heard.

It's one thing to speak your mind, which is usually healthy. Yet, assuming this, you can go the extra step and stand in the recipient's shoes and listen to how they are listening, being sensitive to their needs and style. Doing this will quickly improve most of your communications. And, it's not a weakness or patronizing or co-dependency. Instead, it's a gift to both parties. Tip: Ask people around you how they hear you. Learn from this.

8. Broadcasting.

Communication is always two ways; broadcasting is only one way. Not much new stuff can be created when you're broadcasting (telling stories, complaining, ranting, stating opinions ad nauseum, being full of oneself). And one of the joys of communication is what can be created between/among the parties. That's where the magic is. Tip: If you talk a lot, find out why. You're likely to attract an audience, but wouldn't you rather have creative partners, instead?

9. Speaking Too Quickly.

Why speak so quickly that the recipient needs to focus hard to listen and absorb? This is an unnecessary stress, especially when you really want your message to get across, land, find fertile soil, burrow in and create a home for itself. Tip: If you're a fast talker, find out why and fix it.

10. Criticizing, Even Subtle.

Nothing stops a communication flow faster than criticism, in any form. Tip: Stop.

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