Our process for Launching Programs

Our process for each program includes a series of training workshops over 12-36 months, a one-on-one adviser for the Executive Director, and the supportive services needed to incubate and stabilize a non-profit or NGO.

Here is a summary of our process and the workshops offered for launch teams




We guide formation teams to conduct in-depth and ongoing community-based assessments, develop vision stories, mission and values, Board of directors, and train them in cross-cultural competency to ensure that the community’s strengths and needs are informing the breadth and depth of services and disciplines their program offers.


Core Values and Purpose Statement

Identify your core values and determine your preliminary mission statement will align your team and help clearly articulate to others the “why, who, what, where and how” of what you are doing.

Creating your Vision Story

This workshop will help your team establish an inspiring picture of a future reality for the community you are impacting and the organization you will become.

Cross-Cultural Competency

Working on a team can have its challenges, but working cross-culturally has additional blessings and challenges. This workshop will help your team discover some of the necessary tools and techniques for thriving on a cross-cultural team and in a cross-cultural context.


We train core team members in Logic Model strategic planning, fund-raising and financial forecasting and budgeting. In addition, we offer the necessary supportive services to raise support, HR services to handle payroll and taxes, organizational advisory, ongoing financial counsel to ensure their program is stabilized prior to launch.


Financial Forecasting and Budget

Learn the importance of financial forecasting and use HBB’s financial forecasting template to learn how to create a one year forecasted budget with comparative P&L and balance sheets.

Strategic Plan with Logic Model

Discover how to create a Logic Model strategic plan that includes goals, objectives, action steps, short and long term inputs and outputs. The logic model is an ideal tool for team alignment and grant applications.


Learn the basics of strategic fundraising and walk through the details of establishing a successful fundraising banquet.

Grant Writing

Discover the basics of developing grant applications, and attend a basic training at the Chester County Library on their online “Foundation Directory.”


We conduct a gap analysis of the program to determine areas in need of stabilizing before launch, establish the accountability structures to ensure the leadership and their teams remain within the ethical and legal boundaries required by law, and walk with them through the launch as an independent NGO or 50c3. We then offer ongoing training to programs in the HBB network.


Gap Analysis and Planning Priorities

Using the SWOT exercise and HBB’s gap analysis assessment tool, this workshop will help you identify the “missing or weak” areas of your program and the needed steps to fill in or strengthen your organizational gaps prior to or post launch.

Legal and Strategic Plan for Launch

HBB’s lawyer will walk through the legal steps needed to incorporate and establish a 501c3 and develop a provisional time-line for launch with your team. HBB’s lawyer and Executive Director will then walk with you through the process of “launching into network.”

*Details of what HBB offers are found in the “Program Launch document.”


For more information on this process contact us at: info@hopebeyondborders.org