FAQs

What type of organization does SOAR serve?

SOAR is aimed at start-up nonprofits. Typically, participants have recently attained or are about to attain charitable status, have received some funding, and have begun operating and conducting programs.

What topics does SOAR cover?

SOAR focuses on a broad range of nonprofit management areas, including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Board Development;
  • Fundraising;
  • Financial Management;
  • Program Development and Evaluation;
  • Marketing and Communications.

In addition to group trainings, participants meet one-on-one with subject matter experts, which gives them the opportunity to focus on the issues most important to their organization.

How can I join SOAR?

Applications are now open! Use the link to the right to submit an application.

When does SOAR happen?

Our next round begins in November 2020 and will run until March 2021. We will launch another cohort later in 2021.

What does the fee cover?

The $500 fee covers all group trainings, all one-on-one consultations, and access to all the materials and resources used in SOAR. The value of SOAR is around $5,000, so the fee is great value!

Soar Incubator Program

Soar guides start-up nonprofits through a comprehensive set of management areas, instilling best practices and ensuring organizations are ready to achieve sustainable growth.

The Nonprofit Village is currently accepting applications for the next round of our 2020 SOAR Virtual Incubator Program! SOAR is designed to take your nonprofit to the next level, so that you can soar on to great heights!

We get it–between COVID-19, racial injustice, and the many other difficulties that trouble our society, we are living in challenging and uncertain times. However, we know that because of this, nonprofits are needed now more than ever! This is why we want to help your nonprofit succeed. Through SOAR, nonprofits receive one-on-one consultations with industry experts, participate in small group sessions to learn best practices with other startups, and acquire essential tips to ensure sustainable growth.

Our staff at The Nonprofit Village works with each organization individually to design goals and offer guidance so that you can achieve (and exceed) those goals throughout the program. Our program concentrates on the following key areas: Strategic and Business Planning, Governance and Board Development, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Program Development and Evaluation, and Financial Management.

“As one of the participants of the SOAR Program, I have tremendously benefited from the program. Understating the fundamentals of non-profit management is critical at this time of “new normal.” The trainers are exceptionally talented in sharing their knowledge and their wisdom. According to my several years’ experience in this field, they are some of the best minds in the non-profit world.” – Previous Participating Organization.

Many universities charge thousands of dollars to teach the information that we provide through SOAR, so the registration fee of $500 represents excellent value for money. At The Nonprofit Village, we are committed to offering resources at affordable rates so that anyone can access the tools needed for success. We are able to offer SOAR at such an affordable rate due to the generous support of our sponsors, which are listed on this page.

Apply for the next round of the 2020 SOAR Virtual Incubator Program by October 30th here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/npvsoar

If you have any questions about SOAR, please contact Tom Colling (tcolling@thenonprofitvillage.org).

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