Training Details

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10:00 am - 11:30 am ET

Foundation Center Northeast
1627 K Street, NW
Third Floor
Washington, DC


Win More Grants. Make a Bigger Difference.


For many mission-driven individuals, starting a nonprofit can seem like a natural first step. Not so fast! Aspiring nonprofit founders should understand the legal, logistical, and strategic dimensions of forming and operating a nonprofit organization. This session will discuss these considerations in-depth. We’ll also explore possible alternatives to forming a new nonprofit.


  • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of operating a nonprofit organization
  • Understand the legal process for creating and operating a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Discuss strategic and business planning considerations which should inform the decision to incorporate
  • Discover alternatives to creating a new nonprofit, with a focus on fiscally sponsored programs and hybrid-form social enterprises

Intended Audience

Nonprofit startups


Jason Qu Staff Attorney D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center View Bio