Senior Project Advisor
Hutton, Marguerite R.
For my project, I maintained and organized the books of a not-for-profit organization as well as created a business plan for the organization. Additionally, I was active in the decision making process of the board of directors of the organization during the period of my project. Professor Marguerite Hutton of the Department of Accounting acted as my advisor for this project.
The organization ran a drop-in center as a Christian outreach for street youth in Bellingham at which I had volunteered for a year and a half The center provided Christian outreach, relationship opportunities, clothes, food, hygiene items, showers, and activities for street youth.
The organization that ran the center was disorganized and the board of directors was uninvolved. After the departure of the full-time director of the center, the organization began to fall apart administratively. After a few months of disorganization, the center was shut down and the board of directors was reformed. I was involved with this new board on the financial end of things. I took over the books of the organization, which were in total disarray, and wrote a business plan for the organization. I straightened out the books and filed overdue tax returns.
Blocher, Jeremy, "A Business Plan for a Non-Profit Organization" (1999). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 187.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Nonprofit organizations--Management; Nonprofit organizations--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Case studies
student projects; term papers
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