Training details

calendar_today Tuesday, July 16, 2019

access_time 10:00 am - 11:30 am ET

place Candid
1250 H Street NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC

This location will be closed to the public as of October 2, 2019. For in-person help, visit our FIN locations.

attach_money Free


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

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Nonprofit startups


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