When we began HSA, we had little direction and guidance. All we had was an idea and a simple vision to help our community. Over the years, through trial and error, we were able to navigate the nonprofit world and learn how to put on projects, take care of finances, and grow our organization.
About the HSA Nonprofit Accelerator Fellowship Program
At HSA, we recognize the vital role that young leaders play in shaping our communities and implementing positive change. There are so many who have a vision but perhaps do not know where to start. Through this initiative, we are recruiting students who would like to start their own nonprofit organizations and want experience in running one. These prospective HSA Nonprofit Fellows will be walked through the ethics of nonprofit governance, gaining 501(c)(3) status, project development, and much more. They will have the chance to be a part of one of our ongoing projects and learn these skills through doing. If you are interested in being one of our Fellows, please click the button below to send us an email. Please include a few lines about why you would like to be a part of this program, the mission statement of your future nonprofit organization, and a current resume.
- Crafting an Effective Mission Statement
- Basic Nonprofit Financial Literacy
- Managing Local Chapters
- Developing Community Partnerships
- Finding the Balance Between Long- and Short-Term Projects
- Online Nonprofit Management Tools
- Utilizing Social Media
- More Coming Soon...
- Online Modules
- We will be conducting the learning portion through Google Hangouts or an similar online platform
- The series will begin in early August. Participants will be sent a When2Meet form to fill out before the session to indicate their availability
- A Hangout link will be sent once a time and date is confirmed for the session, along with some pre-reading material (please note all times will be sent out in Central Standard Time)
- Each module will be around 2 hours long
- We will start off with a brief lecture introducing the module (30min-1hr), followed by a Socratic style discussion (1-1.5hrs)
- Action Items
- After the first session, each organization will be given the contact information for a National HSA representative who will serve as a mentor and be able to answer any questions in between sessions
- Individuals are encouraged to use the principles learned from the modules and implement them in their organizations between sessions
- Our aim is to guide you through the process of carrying out projects that directly serve your target community in line with your mission statement
- If individuals do not have any ongoing projects, they can become involved in one of HSA's initiatives to gain hands-on experience
- After the Fellowship
- Even after the conclusion of the program, we want to continue supporting you and your organization in the journey to make our community a better place
- You will continue to have access to our expert mentors
- You will be eligible to submit a proposal and apply for HSA grants if you need funding for your initiatives
Be sure to send us a short email letting us know that you have submitted an application!
Please include your name, organization, and position.