You still need to see if your idea is a good fit in the marketplace, if there is a need for your idea, and you need to have a plan to generate donations, as well as a plan for delivering your service to your audience, or client.
Weve recently developed a new initiative called Coaching for a Cause, designed specifically to help non-profits think, plan and act more like for-profit businesses.
Why? Because unless you develop a "for-profit" mindset--no matter what type of "business" you are in--you won't be successful, or as successful as you could be.
Brad Sugars is the founder and chairman of ActionCOACH. As an entrepreneur, author and business coach, he has owned and operated more than two dozen companies including his main company, ActionCOACH, which has more than 1,000 offices in 34 countries.