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Posted on June 28, 2018

Starting a nonprofit can be a great way to effect social change, but prospective founders should do their homework before forming a new 501(c)(3). Join Jason Qu and Lauren Paley from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center as we discuss business planning, strategic considerations, and useful resources for start-up nonprofits.

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Posted on April 25, 2016

In 1982, Paul Newman founded Newman’s Own, a for-profit corporation created to sell food products and donate 100% of the profits to charity. What started as a boutique operation has grown into an international business with over $350 million in revenues. Many people consider Paul Newman to be one of the original pioneers in the area of social enterprise, and now others are following his lead by applying business strategies to achieve social purposes. The social enterprise model has become increasingly popular and successful over the past few decades, but what should such an entity look like? During this webcast, our speaker will discuss the three common corporate forms for social enterprise activities and the pros and cons of using each.

Speaker: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

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Posted on August 24, 2012

The California Management Assistance Partnership created this helpful guide for what you need to know before starting a nonprofit.

Posted on December 6, 2011

Are you interested in Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status? This informative booklet from the IRS answers questions such as why you should apply, who’s eligible, how to get started, and what responsibilities come with the status.

Posted on July 17, 2008

You feel called to start a nonprofit business, but do you really know what you are getting into before you take that leap?

  • Hear a panel of nonprofit founders/executive directors tell you what it’s really like to run a start-up nonprofit
  • Get valuable and surprising information about some of the legal aspects of starting and running a nonprofit business from two attorneys
  • Get resources to help you make good decisions and avoid mistakes

Presenters:
Janice Island of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
Rachel Spears of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

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