Greater Minnesota Starting a Successful Nonprofit - Duluth

Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Ordean Building, RoomS B/C
424 W. Superior St., Duluth

Fee: $35 for MCN members / $55 for nonmembers Register Now!

The process for transforming your idea into an operating organization can be complicated. This workshop is designed to provide all the information you need to start a successful nonprofit organization in Minnesota -- beginning with an understanding of why you may or may not want to start a nonprofit organization and what other opportunities may be available to you.

This is also a good workshop if you are just starting out or already have an established nonprofit as a refresher. By working closely with the easy-to-use Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit, the session will lead participants through the step-by-step process for incorporating and applying for tax-exempt status. The Handbook is included in the workshop fee and contains all the forms necessary for starting a nonprofit in Minnesota.

Register early as the workshop has a limited number of participants to make sure that there is plenty of time for questions and answers about each potential organization’s specific needs. Please note that this session does not include legal advice and is recommended for those have not yet filed Form 1023 (the Application for Recognition of Exemption).

The workshop price includes the Handbook for Starting a Successful Nonprofit.

Principles & Practices

This event will address the following practices:

  • GOV 9:  To allow for careful, thorough deliberation during decision-making and a diversity of perspectives, nonprofit boards should consist of at least seven individuals.
  • GOV 10:  Nonprofit boards must have a chair and a treasurer and should have a vice-chair and secretary. No one should serve in more than one officer position in the same organization at the same time.
  • GOV 11:  If staff membership on the board is deemed necessary, it should be limited to the executive director. The executive director should not serve as the chair, vice-chair, secretary or treasurer.
  • GOV 20:  To ensure broad public participation, vitality and diversity, the board should establish term limits of no more than nine consecutive years.
  • TRANSPARENCY 1: A nonprofit must comply with all legally required reporting procedures, including filing the IRS Form 990 and annual reports with the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.
  • FUND 6: Nonprofits must comply with all federal, state and local laws concerning fundraising practices. This includes registration and annual reporting with the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General and with any state in which the organization is soliciting charitable contributions.
  • PLAN 1: Nonprofits should establish and regularly review mission, vision and values statements that are specific enough to effectively guide the overall goals and activities of the organization.

About the Presenter

Emily SteinmetzEmily Steinmetz is the regional coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ Central Minnesota Chapter based in St. Cloud. Through this part time position, Emily provides local activities, initiatives and connections to the resources MCN provides in the central region of Minnesota. Before becoming a regional coordinator, she was the community relations manager with Barnes and Noble. In addition, Emily is an active volunteer and board member for the March of Dimes and a founder and board member for The NICU Community, an organization designed to support families after discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit. Emily received her B.S. in business administration from Minnesota State University - Moorhead and her master of business administration from Lynchburg College.

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