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Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals, Part I: Legal Considerations Before Starting a Nonprofit

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
In-person | New York, NY

Check-in: 9:15 am

Starting a nonprofit requires the navigation of a complex legal process, leaving many new groups without the knowledge and resources needed to make practical legal decisions for their organizations.

This session will help you understand the various legal concerns new nonprofits face from inception throughout the life of the organization, and provide you with tools to make informed decisions as well as strategize next steps.

Our expert attorneys will provide a comprehensive overview of:

  • legal structures and formation process;
  • tax-exemption process; and
  • on-going operational considerations, including insurance.


Jennifer L. Franklin
Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Maura L. Whelan
Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

About This Series:

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Foundation Center, and Support Center are running our second Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals Series to help individuals gain a basic understanding and the skills needed to start a nonprofit organization. If you are thinking about starting a nonprofit, recently established a nonprofit, or are new to the sector and want to learn more, join us for this special FREE series. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions to receive maximum benefit. Feel free to sign up for as many as you are able to attend.

See also: 

Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals, Part II: Financial Management Basics for Newly Established Nonprofits 
Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals, Part III: Best Practices for Good Governance and Board Development 
Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals, Part IV: Fundraising Essentials for Newly-Established Nonprofits


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