Setting up a non-profit of any sort (community, voluntary, charity) can be an exciting project. People who are inspired to make a difference, to address unmet needs or to make a change in the way things work can achieve great things. It is almost impossible to make significant progress without involving others and organising the work that needs to be done. Sooner or later it becomes necessary to set up an organisation to progress ideas and take action – having the vision is only one step on the journey. If you want to create an organisation that will capture your vision and turn it into a reality a number of practical steps will have to be taken.