Melissa Hicks, Meredith Cooper
Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5097-0.ch018
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This chapter will guide the reader through the development and growth of a community-based nonprofit organization with a sustainable approach to the initial core values. This chapter serves as an informed roadmap for clinicians interested in pursuing the development of their own nonprofit. Working with children of adult patients will serve as the backdrop to highlight the concepts of the development and trajectory of the organization; the extrapolation of the process and skills to other populations will be addressed. The longitudinal experience of Wonders & Worries has afforded the organization the opportunity to learn many lessons and develop solid evidence-based practices in relation to clinical offerings coupled with overall organizational growth and strength. This chapter will provide the concepts, examples, and guidance to encourage sustainable child life programming in a variety of community settings supporting children and families.
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Needs Assessment And Child Life Rationale

Why begin a community-based nonprofit? How does an individual initiate services and make them successful? This question often results from recognizing an unmet need in the community. Three components of a multifaceted needs assessment are: identifying an unmet need, having the skills to meet the need, and having the personal drive and passion to take action. These three things are required to begin the journey to creating a nonprofit agency.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Infrastructure: The business's hard items, technology systems, and processes utilized to conduct the mission objectives.

Stakeholders: Those people or institutions that have an invested interest in the success of the organization.

Thought Leadership: Possessing the capacity to look strategically at an issue or situation and initiating measured steps to achieve high-end goals.

Deliverables: The goals of the program are defined by specific objectives.

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