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Nova Labs Inc.
Fairfax, Virginia
Business Planning

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Member since 2022-05-03

Session Overview

Our nonprofit is a community maker space with tools and classes, youth STEM programs, and a small business incubator. We just purchased a new building and are starting to pursue government and corporate grants to expand our programs and launch new projects. We need to develop a new fundraising strategy and update our overall strategic plan. Our board is very operational and we only recently hired staff, and we need help figuring out how to transition operations to them. In this consultation session I'd like to get advice on how to scope this into a project so we can work effectively with a Taproot volunteer to develop a fundraising strategy and strategic plan.

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Nonprofit Overview

Our mission is to create a place that enables people to share a fearless exploration of hands-on learning, entrepreneurship, and creative expression. Located in Fairfax, VA, just outside Washington, DC, Nova Labs is a volunteer-driven makerspace, founded in 2011 with the purpose of empowering our community to Rediscover the Joy of Making Things!
Our current facility houses classrooms, workspace, incubator offices, and a shop that includes both common tools and advanced fabrication equipment. Members enjoy 24/7 access and help co-manage our space by teaching classes, maintaining equipment, and promoting making in the community.

Skills

Strategic analysis
Fundraising