Training Details

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

9:30 am - 11:00 am ET

Foundation Center Northeast
32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, NY


Win More Grants. Make a Bigger Difference.


Presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Are you interested in creating a social enterprise? These socially driven business ventures provide entrepreneurs with an innovative platform for designing creative solutions to complicated social problems, while yielding a high level of positive social and financial return on investment. Getting started can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.

Selecting the legal structure of a social enterprise requires a number of practical considerations. As increasing numbers of entrepreneurs choose to incorporate social good into their missions, the options for legal structures have expanded and changed.

This dynamic session will cover:
•in-depth explanation and pros and cons of each corporate form;
•key factors when determining an appropriate structure; and
•resources available for entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Our expert attorney will review Benefit Corporations, Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3Cs), Social Purpose Corporations (SPCs), Benefit LLCs and traditional nonprofits.


  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of various legal structures for an organization
  • Discover available resources for creating a social enterprise

Intended Audience

CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Nonprofit startups


Perry I. Teicher Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP