Create a Short Term Project

Lots of folks who want to make a difference aren't sure they're ready to run a long term project or nonprofit.

If you're one of those people, you can still make a big impact on the lives of others.

You might consider creating a short term project.

In many cases a short term approach is the best way to get things done.

Here are a couple of examples where less (time) may be more:

  • Perhaps you personally know a group of people overseas who've suffered through a natural catastrophe and you want to get relief aid and support to them directly and specifically. You can start up a short term project that gets them the help they need. When things are better and your goals have been achieved, you shut down the project.
  • Or maybe you're involved with a local project in a developing country that wants to build a new school in a rural area but can't receive tax deductible donations from U.S. citizens. You can start up a project that allows money and materials to go directly to that building effort. When the building is done so is your project.

Normally, short term projects work best when the challenge is very specific, straightforward, and has a clear beginning and end. And in situations where you're concerned about creating dependency, a short term project can be a good way to give you leverage to encourage people to take responsibility for their own lives.

So if you don't want to run a long term effort, but you see a real need you want to address, consider creating a short term project.

Fiscal sponsorship is an ideal arrangement for those who want to develop short term efforts.

If you're considering a short term project, get in touch with us. We'd be glad to help you think it through.