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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:
August 25, 2020, 4 to 6pm
November 10, 2020, 4 to 6pm



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.

We are planning on holding these sessions at the UMKC 4747 Troost Building (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.  

Note: As we all work to stay healthy, UMKC is working closely with the University of Missouri System and the Kansas City Health Department to guide us in holding in-person events. If they decide to close the campus we are prepared to move these sessions to an online webinar format.  We will let you know if either of these sessions need to shift to online.

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.