this is cool news, julia. congrats on landing on a specific direction on how best to manifest and serve your passion.
just curious, where, other than StartupNation will you reach out to find out how to be an effective non-profit entrepreneur. i`m considering adding step-by-step advice here at the site on EXACTLY that subject. bringing the disciplines of successful entrepreneurs to 501(c)3 non-profits, it seems, would be extremely valuable.
The step by step advice sounds great. I haven`t considered yet on how to do this effectively. I had stated on my website that it was a non-profit organization, but then I changed "organization" to "website" because I realized there may be certain protocol in setting up an organization. When I started this whole thing, I was scared out of my mind, I`m new to internet technology, and doubted my capability. So it was important that I just begin building it and getting it published. Then I would work out the schematics of turning it into some sort of business.
So it started out as a personal website about a month ago, and now that I`m gaining more confidence, and learning to create better pages, it seems I have the basis for developing a non-profit organization. It`s still not fully developed, but I`m working on it.
I`m a little clueless on the business aspect of things. But I love what I`m doing as far as reaching out to others, so learning more on how to set things up as an organization would be a good idea.
So far aside from family and friends, the only ones that have posted in my forum have been spammers. Unfortuneate, but I guess it goes with the territory. It will probably take awhile for strangers to realize I`m not out to scam them and begin to trust what my site is about. That`s partly why I started thinking of turning it into an organization.
I look forward to learning from your step by step advice on this matter.