Business Planning for Nonprofits (10/08/09)

Austin Community College

Highland Business Center

Room 301

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin TX 78752 USA


Are you interested in developing a business plan for your nonprofit organization? 

A business plan is a  written document that demonstrates persuasively that your organization is viable and can accomplish its objectives. It shows the What, When, Where, Why, and How and Who will accomplish those objectives. 

The three primary reasons for writing a business plan are:

     1.   To aid your organization in determining the  feasibility of  its nonprofit service idea

     2.   To attract other people’s interest in becoming involved

     3.   To provide direction to your organization once it is in  operation—a roadmap

This workshop with dissect and discuss the elements of a business plan to include:

Organization Description                                                               

  Products and Services

*   Marketing Factors

*   Operational Plan

*   Management and Organization                                                                              

*   Financial Factors


Michael S. Doré specializes in strategic planning and management, process improvement, marketing, and assessment.  He holds an MBA in Management from the University of Maryland.


Mr. Doré is president of MSD Resources.  He was formerly a senior consultant with the IBM Consulting Group and was manager of quality for the $3 billion, 17-country IBM Latin America business unit.  He also held other key domestic and international management positions at IBM in marketing, finance, planning, and business practices.


He has worked extensively with non-profits in the Austin, Texas area, developing business and strategic plans. He has worked with Habitat for Humanity, Any Baby Can, BiG (Businesses Invest in Growth), Prevent Blindness Texas, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Texas Catholic Radio, the Catholic Diocese of Austin, Hyde Pak Baptist Schools, HyHand the Miracle Foundation.  In January, 2003 he wrote a book on strategic planning called Strategic Thinking within Nonprofits.   In September he published a similar book called Strategic Thinking within Your Company.  


Mike counsels new and existing entrepreneurs at SCORE Austin.  He has developed a methodology for strategic planning for communities or cities.  He has consulted also with clients in the pharmaceutical, oil, health, financial, banking, computer, energy, investment, nuclear, protein, and beverage industries.


He has led seminars and managed projects or training for more than 3000 executives and professionals in strategic planning, process management, quality management, marketing, and transformational leadership.  He has consulted and taught for five years for the American Management Association nationally and globally.


He has taught at St. Edward’s University MBA and New College programs in Austin, Texas.  He presents quarterly for Austin Community College's Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations, and has led seminars at the University of Texas.



Neelam Noorani

Candyss Bryant






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Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations at
Austin Community College

Working effectively to bring people and assets together
to achieve the common good.

The Center for Community-Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (ACC CCBNO) serves those engaged in the Nonprofit Sector by leveraging community assets and serving as a community partnership broadening the horizons and possibilities for those engaged in the Nonprofit Sector

  • Connecting the Nonprofit Sector
  • Providing Professional & Volunteer Development Learning Opportunities
  • Making available Resources, Information, & Referral
  • Offering Coaching, Consultation, Collaboration

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