Planning guides area nonprofits through challenges

Planning guides area nonprofits through challenges

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Often a nonprofit organization begins with little more than a need, a vision and someone willing to take action.

Anne Gingerich, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, has seen it happen. An organization starts small and is rooted almost exclusively in the founder’s passion for the cause.

“That passion spreads and others want to join the cause,” she said.

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Planning is more difficult for organizations with the mission of meeting crisis needs, Gingerich said. It’s hard for them to take a step back and do what is needed for crisis planning, but it is one of the areas that must be prioritized to develop the organization’s infrastructure.

“Planning allows you to respond more effectively and efficiently in a crisis,” Gingerich said.

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