Course Description

How to Start a Nonprofit  will explore the following topics: What is a nonprofit and why should you want to create one, the ups and downs of nonprofits;  how to organize a Board of Directors, the responsibilities of the Board and why the Board should be across section of the community; how to incorporate your nonprofit, how to apply for an Employer ID Number (EIN), and the importance of the organization's by-laws, mission statement and vision statement. An introduction to Form 1023 the 501(c)(3) application and a general understanding of the application. 


This course counts as a Key Elective course under Planning and Evaluation for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management effective September 1, 2011. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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