Instructor: Cindy Laufer, Program Coordinator at MCNL and Judith Sharp, JD/LLM, Director of Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic at UMKC School of Law

Dates for this two-hour informational session:
December 10, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
February 4, 2020, 4-6 p.m.
April 7, 2020, 4-6 p.m.
June 3, 2020, 4-6 p.m.



Program Details

Starting a new nonprofit can be confusing and overwhelming. This free two-hour informational session covers basic planning steps and legal requirements to become a nonprofit organization.

Key Topics

  • Nature and structure of nonprofit organizations
  • Determining sufficient need to establish a new organization
  • Legal issues and processes involved in establishing a nonprofit
  • Alternatives to incorporation
  • Governance and management challenges

Access the collection of resources referenced in the workshop.

Location and Parking:
The workshop is held at 4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110 in Room 210. Visitor parking is available behind the building in the gravel lot on the corner of E. 47th Terrace and Forest Avenue. Disabled parking and accessibility are available. Please contact us to arrange accommodations. You may also park across the street at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. Please only park in the back row of the lot along Troost Avenue. Enter the building through the public entrance on the corner of E. 48th Street and Troost Avenue. 

Photo and Video Release:
By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.