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Basics of Forming a Non-Profit

Forge 1410 SW Morrison St., Suite 850
Event Contact Person: Stefan Feuerherdt

About this event

Thinking of starting your own non-profit but don’t know where to start? Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts presents a two-part workshop for those interested in starting a creative nonprofit. With presentations and interactive Q&As with attorneys and non-profit executive directors, you will get the information you need to determine whether and when to start a nonprofit, and how to tackle the IRS forms and particulars of nonprofit governance.

Part 1 – So You Think You Want To Start a Nonprofit: Choosing the Nonprofit Path – Introductions to nonprofits, factors in determining whether to be a nonprofit or for-profit creative business, and essential questions you should know prior to launch.

January 20, 2015
5:30-7:30 pm
Forge, 1410 SW Morrison St., Suite 850
Portland, OR 97205

Join experienced attorneys Jeremy Babener, Kohel Haver and Jennifer Rollins, and Forge’s Robert Bart, as they lead you through an overview of the information you’ll need to collect, the purposes, types and rules of nonprofit corporations, and the pluses and minuses of running nonprofits to help you decide if this is the right path for you. Refreshments will be provided.

Part 2 – Ready, Set, Go: Tackling the Formation Process – State and federal forms and filing requirements, taxation and unrelated business income issues.

February 9, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm
Disjecta, 8371 North Interstate Avenue

Portland, OR 97217

If you’ve done even the barest of research, you know that the forms, processes and procedures for applying for non-profit status can be confusing and overwhelming. Aimed to assist those who have made the decision to move ahead, this event with provide a more in-depth look at the nonprofit formation process, IRS 501(c) applications, tax considerations and governance decisions. Join an experienced panel of attorneys and nonprofit directors, and learn more about how to tackle the forms yourself and when to call in the professionals.

Cost: $30 per Workshop; or $50 if registering for both

To register and secure your place in the workshops, first fill out the form at & pay via PayPal. Some registrations may be available at the door.