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Highlights from Starting a Nonprofit: Requirements, Considerations, and the Nonprofit Marketplace


This program's panel includes nonprofit founders, who lived through the start-up process to tell us all about it, and an attorney, who covers legal and procedural requirements you need to consider.

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The 21st Century Nonprofit

NEW! This new edition details the significant improvements in management practice that have taken place in recent years.


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Startup Map View state-by-state nonprofit startup resources such as:

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What Should Be In Your Nonprofit’s Business Plan?

Aug 29, 2011  

Nonprofit consultants and authors Chataun Denis and Jim Horan answer questions about creating usable, living, nonprofit business plans.

Nonprofit, For-Profit, L3C, B Corp...How to Choose?

Aug 24, 2011  

This Q&A explores how to choose among nonprofit, for-profit, L3C, or B corporation status to achieve a charitable mission and features Marc Lane (Marc J. Lane Wealth Group) and Ben Wirz (John S. and James L. Knight Foundation).

Pro Bono Q&A: Reasons NOT to Start a Nonprofit

May 23, 2011  

Attorneys Rachel Epps Spears and Robyn Miller of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta discuss why some motives are not suitable for starting a nonprofit and suggest alternatives.


Online Classes


Before You Seek a Grant Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Learn to employ a step-by-step checklist approach to assess your new nonprofit's readiness for foundation fundraising.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization Tutorial

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization, task by task. This version is text only, but it has links to other formats.

Introduction to Finding Grants Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Introduction to Finding Grants Online

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

This online course is self-paced and includes video, graphics, and interactive quizzes. Compatible with updated versions of all browsers and mobile-friendly!

Getting Started with Government Grants (2-part Webinar Series)

Recorded Webinar  |  $80.00

Learn what you need to know about government funding before you apply, and hear an expert grant reviewer’s advice on what government agencies are looking for in your proposal.

Training Events


Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Nov 10, 2017, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Kirtland, Ohio | In-person

Do you have a passion for doing good? Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend this special class at Lakeland Community College and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action for you, and take the Nonprofit Startup Assessment.


How to Start a Nonprofit

Nov 20, 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Decatur, Georgia | In-person

Learn the process of starting a nonprofit organization step-by-step.