Before you do anything towards starting a non-profit organization, you need to form a brain trust. This is a group of friends that will add their thoughts to your idea and provide you with a platform to begin the process. Their ideas, questions, suggestions, misgivings, and other thoughts expand your thinking beyond a simple idea to a core value of what is important.
Validate the Idea
Validate the idea is a business related concept whereby a group of individuals form a brain trust and voice any concern(s) about the idea. Research is done to squelch any concerns so that the end result is a valid idea worthy of moving forward into a business operation.