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TPF JOURNAL 3 CONTENTS     THE PHILANTREPRENEUR JOURNAL                                     6 SERVING ON A BOARD Serving on the board of nonprofit can be a rewarding experience. Or…. it can make you want to turn and run as fast as you can! So how can you be sure your board experience will be one of those good ones and not one that makes you wonder why you ever agreed to serve on the board? 8 RISK MANAGEMENT Editor: Dr. Victoria Boyd Staff Publishing & Design: Warrior Design Column Writers Guy Dawson Linda Lysakowski Publisher The Philantrepreneur Foundation 5500 Magi Ranch Court Las Vegas, Nevada 89131 Advertising Contact: The Philantrepreneur Foundation Board of Directors Dr. Victoria Boyd President/Founder, The Philantrepreneur Foundation Rob Cole Sharon Evans Adrian M. Holley Evelyn Ramos Pat Landaker Frank Hong To start a nonprofit you must choose a name, obtain your license, your tax status, choose initial directors, find a location, prepare a business plan, line up donors, select volunteers, open a bank account, etc. Once all of that is completed you are ready to hang out your shingle and focus on making the nonprofit successful and beneficial to your mission/cause. 14 TRAVELS WITH GUY Charles Whitby learned the value of contributing to the lives of others before he understood what the term “service” was. As a youth, the owner of The Dapper Gentleman, a distinguished custom clothing and accessory company developed a humanitarian spirit by studying biblical principles in church. 18 THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS Conventional wisdom reminds us to listen more than we talk when we’re out there cultivating donors. But are we “listening” for the right information? Do we know what answers we want to hear? In the world of professional fundraising, the questions we ask are as important as, and maybe more important than, the words we are listening to. Legal disclaimer and terms of use. Although The Philantrepreneur Journal believes the content to be accurate,complete and current, we make no warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of Copyright©2016 The Philantrepreneur™ Jounal is a publication of The the content. It is your responsibility to verify any information before relying on it. None of the information Philantrepreneur Foundation a Nevada NonprofitCorporation, and IRS contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor is anyone associated with The Philantrepreneur 501c3 tax-exempt ID#47-1793642.All rights reserved. No parts of this Foundation engaged in legal practice of law. If you need legal advice, please seek the advice of indepenpublication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form dent legal counsel. Publisher accepts no responsibility to return unsolicited editorial matter and all rights or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic in portion published thereof remain the sole property of The Philantrepreneur Foundation. Letters to The or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the pub- Philantrepreneur Foundation or its editors become the property of the journal and are assumed intended for lisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews publication and republication in whole or in part, and may be used for this purpose. These letters may be and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For edited for length, errors and clarity. The statements, opinions, and points of view expressed by contributing permission requests contact “permissions coordinator writers and advertisers are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of thepublisher or editor. THE PHILANTREPRENEUR JOURNAL | J U LY 2 0 1 6