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Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
In-person | Cleveland, OH

Do you have a passion for doing good?  Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action, or if you should pursue one of the many alternatives for doing good.  After the class, meet and talk with two local experts in nonprofit law.

You will learn:

  • What is a nonprofit organization and what are the advantages and disadvantages of forming one?
  • Steps required in starting a nonprofit
  • Alternatives to starting a nonprofit
  • Common misconceptions about starting a nonprofit

Following the class, Todd K. Masuda and Steve W. Day, local nonprofit lawyers, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss what legal issues you need to think about when forming a nonprofit.

About the presenters:


Steve Day is an attorney at Calfee, Halter and Griswold, LLP, where he specializes in employee benefits, executive compensation, securities and tax.  Steve has represented publicly held and privately held companies, as well as several non-profit organizations.  In addition, Steve has provided pro bono services to several non-profit organizations to assist them in forming their corporate organization and applying for tax-exempt status with the internal revenue service.  He currently serves on the board of directors of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society and the Red Dot Project as well as a committee member of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


Todd K. Masuda is an attorney at Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond P.L.L.  He works in the firm’s general business practice, with an emphasis on contracts and employment law. Once a visual artist, Todd maintains an interest in copyright and nonprofit law. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University law school, he lives in Ohio City with his family. 

Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling (216) 861-1933. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (216) 861-1933.


1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115-2001

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