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Register for this virtual training to receive an email containing information necessary to join the meeting.

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated—is it worth it?  This class can help you decide.

Candid, makers of Foundation Directory Online (FDO)—the most comphrensive research tool available for grants, grantmakers and grant recipients online, offer this free overview of the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered and you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward. In this course you will learn:

  • Outline the steps required to start a nonprofit
  • Assess the alternatives to starting a nonprofit
  • Complete the nonprofit startup assessment tool to determine where you are in the startup process and identify the next steps you should take
  • Access additional resources to help you in your journey

If you want to get started using Foundation Directory Online, visit the Society, Sciences & Technology division at the Central Library for access.


This training is for anyone considering starting a nonprofit organization.

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