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From Passion to Execution: How to Start and Grow an Effective Nonprofit Organization by Lyn Scott

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Chapter 14Program Planning

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”

~Muhammad Ali

As mentioned in Chapter 12, it is in your best interest to do a personal assessment of your strengths and to hire dedicated and talented staff members to manage the areas that are not your strong points. My dear friend and colleague, Denita Powell Malvern, is an incredibly accomplished programs director. She has shared her expertise with us in the following section.

Program Planning: A How-To

Programs are the heartbeat and lifeline of any nonprofit organization. Programs and activities should be centered on your organization’s mission-specific objectives. Many people believe it is easy to execute a successful event or program; however, ...

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