Starting & Sustaining a New Nonprofit


This seminar is SOLD OUT and will be offered again on November 18. 

Click here too register for the November 18 session.





September 30, 2015

5:30pm - 8:00pm

New nonprofits face a number of planning, financial, and legal challenges from the outset. Learn legal and programmatic fundamentals to start on the right foot.

This introductory course will cover both legal and programmatic fundamentals, including best practices for designing successful programs, recruiting an effective board, developing a sustainable fundraising plan, forming a California nonprofit corporation and applying for tax exemption, and complying with ongoing tax and legal requirements.

Whether you’re looking to start a new nonprofit or take your new organization to the next level, you will walk away with valuable resources, templates, tools, and tips on topics most critical to planning, forming, and growing a nonprofit organization.

We will cover:

  • Keys to Effective Strategic Planning and Program Development

    • Understanding the Why, the Mission, Goals/Objectives, the Organizational Assessment, and Evaluating Impact

  • Well-Functioning Boards

    • Board requirements, good governance, and roles and responsibilities

  • Resource Development in the Current Economic Environment

    • Creating a comprehensive fundraising plan, and the grant and donor seeking landscape

  • Corporate and Tax Compliance

    • Starting a nonprofit corporation, applying for tax exemption and ongoing compliance. Fiscal Sponsorship as an alternative to starting a new nonprofit organization.

Special Rate: $25


  • Where

  • Public Counsel
    610 S. Ardmore Avenue
    Los Angeles, California 90005
    (213) 346-3253

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