2009 Session:

Session Description – How to Start A Nonprofit

Been dreaming of starting a nonprofit but don't know how? Join Maggie to learn the process of creating a 501c3 and start making your dream a reality. Maggie has helped over 50 people grasp the nonprofit creation process. We look forward to inspiring greatness in one another and the group.

About the Speaker

Maggie Miller

DiscoverHope Fund, Founder/Executive Director

Maggie is Founder and Executive Director of DiscoverHope Fund (DHF), an international development nonprofit promoting abundance for women and their families living in economic poverty through microcredit and sustainable support systems. Maggie spent nearly two years living in mountains of Cajamarca Peru developing and implementing the microcredit pilot project that evolved into DHF, a nonprofit that Maggie registered in 2006 with the state of TX and with the IRS to create a 501c3 public charity. In 2006, she was chosen as a research fellow for FINCA and FriendshipBridge to conduct grassroots research on poverty and the power of microcredit in Panajachel, Guatemala. Maggie directs the day-to-day management and growth of DHF from headquarters in Austin TX and travels back to Peru annually to work with DHF’s field-based Peru Program Manager. Prior to her international work, Maggie enjoyed six years in nonprofit management in San Diego as a Program Director, focusing on program design and evaluation for youth development programs for peace after completing her MA in Communication. Maggie is a member of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organization’s 2009 Class and will receive her certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management in June 2009.