Professional Development Collaborative

Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Starting A Non-Profit Organization

Friday, September 15

9:30 am — 12:30 pm

Career Source Career Center  186 Alewife Brook Parkway, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MAP

Cost: $65   ($60 + $5 materials fee)

If you have a PASSION for being part of an organization that serves others and gives back to a community, then you may want to consider starting, or being a part of a Non-Profit. This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of what it takes to establish a Non-Profit organization. If you have a PASSION for being part of an organization that serves others and gives back to a community, then you may want to consider starting, or being a part of a Non-Profit. This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of what it takes to establish a Non-Profit organization.

Non-Profits encompass a wide variety of entities including Educational Institutions; Health Care Organizations; Political Organizations; Religious Institutions, as well as Charitable Groups.  The IRS has identified 34 distinct types of Non-Profit organizations.

Here are some unique characteristics of non-Profits compared to For-Profit Corporations:

  • Exempt from certain types of taxation: Income Taxes, Sales Taxes & Property Tax.
  • They are established to fulfill a stated Mission
  • They have no Stockholder, Ownership or Dividends issued
  • Directors are not compensated
  • They place a great reliance on Volunteers, as well as employees.

You’ll learn to do the following in this workshop:

  • How to Determine your Non-Profit Objective/Mission
  • Writing Your Business Plan/Establishing a Legal form
  • Creating an Organizational Infrastructure
  • Identifying Potential Resources through Fundraising, Grant Writing and Donations
  • Recordkeeping, Reporting Requirements and Compliance
  • Gaining 501(C) 3 Acceptance
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