How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Florida Nonprofits hosts “How to Start a Nonprofit Organization” the first Friday of each month.

The purpose of this course is to provide the information you need to know before launching a nonprofit organization. Find out what you have to do, when incorporating your nonprofit, if you want to collect charitable donations.  Also covered is how to do IRS and State of Florida filing, which is also applicable for those nonprofits that are up and running, but need further guidance. The class is devoted to helping you start a nonprofit organization and will also discuss the eleven areas of nonprofit management to master for success.

Classes are held the first Friday of each month from 10:00 am to approximately 11:30 am (times are flexible if needed to accommodate your schedule).  Classes may also be taken remotely upon request.  Bring the information on your start-up organization for discussion. The duration of the class is approximately 1.5 hours. Space is limited to three organizations per session, so register now!

You must be a member because we know you can’t learn everything in one and half hours, however, as a member you can use our resources and ask as many questions as you like for a whole year.  The cost of the program is $225, which includes a one-year membership.  The cost for members is $125.

Consulting is available upon request. Contact: Marina Pavlov at marina.fano@gmail.com or 305.557.1764

2017 Friday Class Schedule:

January 6:      How to Start a Nonprofit
February 3:    How to Start a Nonprofit 
March 3:         How to Start a Nonprofit
April 7:            How to Start a Nonprofit
May 5:             How to Start a Nonprofit
June 2:            How to Start a Nonprofit
July 7:             How to Start a Nonprofit
August 4:        How to Start a Nonprofit
September 1:  How to Start a Nonprofit
October 6:      How to Start a Nonprofit
November 3:  How to Start a Nonprofit
December 1:  How to Start a Nonprofit 

 

How to Start a Nonprofit

The Decision to Incorporate

    • Administrative (32 points to consider before you launch a start-up)
    • Advantages/Disadvantages of a Corporation

Steps to Incorporate

    • Bylaws
    • Board of Directors
    • Liability, Risk Management

501 (c)(3) Tax Exempt Status

  • Principal objectives organized and operated for the following purposes: Religious, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Educational
  • Testing for public support

Strategic Planning

  • Mission Statement
  • Vision Statement

Human Resources

  • Hiring & Firing
  • Volunteering

Financial Issues

  • Charitable Solicitation Registration
  •  Fundraising
  • Grantwriting

Political Activity by Nonprofits

  • Definition: Nonprofit is a Federal tax status that is valuable because of tax advantages and the contributors. Corporations with this status many not substantially engage in lobbying or engage in partisan political activities.

Communications and Public Relations

Information Management: Internet and E-Commerce

Trends – Small Business Competition, State and Local Tax Exemptions, Property Tax Challenges, Mergers

Questions & Answers

Adjourn

 

Sponsorships are available for First Friday Events

Membership Required for Registration

Click here to Register for Nonprofit Startup & Membership

Class may be taught remotely

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