Should I start a Texas nonprofit?
Although passion for your mission is critical, it does not guarantee success. There are several things to consider before starting a nonprofit. One of the most important things you will need to do is to assess whether there are other organizations in the community already addressing the same need. If so, it may be better to partner with an existing organization.
Another point of consideration is sustainability. You must have an adequate and diversified source of funding support. You also need to consider your ability to manage and inspire volunteers and staff. A mission statement and a business plan are other key elements as you consider starting a new nonprofit.