calendar_today Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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For many mission-driven individuals, starting a nonprofit can seem like a natural first step. Or is it? Aspiring nonprofit founders should understand the legal, logistical, and strategic dimensions of forming and operating a nonprofit organization. This session will discuss these considerations in-depth, focusing on the process of creating a nonprofit in the District of Columbia. We’ll also explore possible alternatives to forming a new nonprofit and the pros/cons of alternative legal entities.
- Learn the advantages and disadvantages of operating a nonprofit organization
- Understand the legal process for creating and operating a 501(c)(3) organization
- Discuss strategic and business planning considerations which should inform the decision to incorporate a new legal entity
- Discover alternatives to creating a new nonprofit, including operating as a fiscally sponsored program or as hybrid-form social enterprises
- All levels of experience
- Nonprofit startups