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I want to start a non-profit, and I haven't got any experience. Any advice?


My name is Faizul , I'm currently studying A-levels in Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar , Negeri Sembilan, and I'm from Kuching, Sarawak.

In pursuing my interest and challenging myself to real-world problems,I'm interested in forming a non-profit organisation , perhaps by naming it EduTransform. The goal is to provide opportunities to everyone to rethink education, by implementing different learning styles or pedagogies in their own school or by trying it in rural areas(in other words,charity). Is this a suitable cause for a non-profit?

Do visit here for my works ,, open letter to teachers and here's a video of my audition last Monday for a slot in TEDxKL (sorry for the poor quality) to show that I'm serious about this.

The problem is I don't have much credentials , and I think I can solve that by forming a non-profit. What is your advise?

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    Jul 7 2013: I would find non-profit organisations that operate in a way I really admire and study how they work. Investigate the legal framework for a non-profit organisation where you live, and become familiar with it, then brainstorm ideas about how you can best fulfil the requirements. Try to find a mentor in your area of interest.

    People don't like change, even for the better, and people feel that having to change what they are doing means that they were doing it wrong before. I would recommend that you find a way to show people that your non-profit is adding value to what they already had, rather than revolutionising everything they know.

    Good luck!
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    Jul 5 2013: There are many, many nonprofits that do this. You may find it worthwhile to get involved with people who are working on educational reform, perhaps as a volunteer in one of the existing nonprofits. This is a great way to learn something and do something in this area before you decide to start up an organization of your own.