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Starting a Nonprofit Organization

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Johnson Center for Philanthropy


Starting a Nonprofit Organization

March 4, 2014 | 1 - 4 p.m.


Are you passionate about a certain issue or topic? Do you want to make change happen?


Learn how to turn your passion into a reality by starting a nonprofit organization. This seminar covers the key steps to start and successfully run a nonprofit organization, including: nonprofit incorporation, nonprofit management structure and roles, fundraising for nonprofit organizations, and more!


This lecture-style seminar is four hours long and includes interactive discussions. Participants are encouraged to share their issue and/or topic of interest. The general outline of the workshop is:

  •  What does "nonprofit" mean?;
  •  Overview and importance of nonprofit industry;
  •  Nonprofit business alternatives;
  •  Forming a nonprofit organization;
  •  Steps to incorporation;
  •  Creating a board of directors; and
  •  Raising funds for your nonprofit organizations.

This seminar will be facilitated by Terry Horton. 


Terry Horton is the senior program advisor to Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU. Terry is experienced in strategic planning, nonprofit management, program design and implementation, board development and training, and annual and planned giving.


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