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William E. Rattner Nonprofit Start-Up Workshop

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm



Now in its 17th year, LCA’s Nonprofit Start-Up Workshop is designed to help you through the legalities and business issues you'll face in launching your new nonprofit organization. We help you to complete the necessary state and federal forms and provide a wealth of practical advice including business, governance, and financial matters for star-up nonprofits. Each participant receives a thumb drive with 4 MB of valuable forms and other documentation.

Few attorneys have LCA’s years of experience in these important topics. Our Workshops give you the ability to do everything you would otherwise have to retain a private attorney to do for you. We cover:

  • Incorporate?
    • Reasons to incorporate, reasons not to.
    • Alternatives that can work for you.
    • Completing necessary forms, bylaws, articles of incorporation, and more.
  • Best Practices for Nonprofit Start-ups.
    • Basics of budgeting, projecting revenues and costs.
    • Strategies for nonprofit fundraising.
    • Holding directors’ meetings, filling necessary officers’ positions.
    • Key issues in governance for nonprofits.
  • Tax Exempt Status -- Do You Need It?
    • The reasons to obtain federal tax exempt status, reasons why you might not need to, and some alternatives that may work for you.
    • How to maintain your tax exemption
    • Other operating issues.
  • How to File for 501(c)(3) Status.
    • Line-by-line instructions for completing the tax exemption applications

The fee for one person is $50 or $75 for two people from the same organization. We encourage more than one person to attend. A full package of materials is provided.

Event Info:
​Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
161 N. Clark St.
Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601

(1 min. walk from the Clark and Lake El stop, Blue, Pink, Green, Brown, Orange, and Purple lines)
Link to Spot Hero for parking nearby

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