Broad overview of the nonprofit sector and an, opportunity to apply that knowledge to the, practice of creating a mission statement, working, through the 501(c)3 application process, and, designing a strategic plan informed by the mission, toward operational growth. Analysis of benefits of, potential organizational structures: staff, board, cultivation, volunteers, committees, and, memberships. Consideration of scope and planning, of services and events to align with the mission., Financial management, including budgeting, earned, revenue, fundraising, and development strategy., Public relations work to promote the mission and, brand of the organization, including press, releases. Special guests will mentor the students, in group projects as they incubate their own, nonprofit ideas (mission statements, first-year, budget, organizational structure, activities)., Students will visit local nonprofits to learn, about their missions and scope of work.