Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit

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Course Description

A joint training by Public Counsel and the Center for Nonprofit Management 

Instructor: Christian Canas, Public Counsel & Julie Ha Truong, CNM

Course Description

Startups and new nonprofits face a number of planning, financial, and legal challenges from the outset. 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.

  • 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.