Monday, December 14, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST
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Live video conference class 
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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SCORE Silicon Valley




How to Start a Nonprofit 501(c) 3 :

Get Started and Get Confident!

This seminar will give you tools to ensure that your new nonprofit will be successful and sustainable. The semnar will
include a step by step process to complete all of your legal requirements both State and Federal. This
class will give you the confidence and information to begin your 501(c) 3 organization and the resources and knowledge to ensure that you are doing it right. This is not a management course, volunteer course or a fundraising (grant writing) course all of which we recommend. SCORE periodically conducts these courses and they are keys to success. This course gets you started on the right path to success. It is directed toward those valuable people who want to provide a public benefit to people- you who start nonprofits

Key Topics:

  • Turning your idea into a sustainable business. Validating your ideas/business Model
  • Resources and reference materials for the start-up phase (throughout all topics)
  • An outline of the steps needed to incorporate and obtain your 501(c) 3 + discussion of pitfalls
  • Will look at the IRS forms and provide insights on how to complete them (1023 and 1023EZ emphasized).
  • Foundation vs. public charity vs. sponsorship vs for profit
  • Understanding donations, board and legal obligations to understand the basics
  • How to feel comfortable and confident going for your 501 (c) 3 

 Learning Outcomes

  • How to approach a decision as to whether your nonprofit model will succeed. Do you need to modify your
    business basics  you need to know to be the founder of a nonprofit
  • How to systematically get to your goal of a functioning nonprofit serving the greater good
  • Pitfalls to avoid starting a nonprofit or any business
  • How to take some of the risk and mystery out of starting a nonprofit business. Feel more comfortable starting a nonprofit business


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Registration fee: $25.00

Veterans: Free admission is available for this class.  Click Here for details.

This is a video conference class.  Your registration confirmation will include the password protected link to join.  Please do not share.

If you have trouble registering, send an email to info@svscore.org

About the Speaker:

Ray Noble

 Ray Noble has developed and led strategic and business planning both at SCORE and throughout his career including nonprofits. As a CEO, he took his company to higher profitability and tripled sales. Ray is also a CPA and MBA. The combination of understanding good financial management and good business strategy will be a great benefit to your organization.
Ray has helped a variety of clients to start or improve their businesses. His background is broad and he has experience in marketing, sales, manufacturing, off shore ventures and sourcing, accounting, operations, and HR from his CEO days. Ray is also very involved at SCORE in the nonprofit business group where he has applied his strategic planning to achieve better results for many worthy causes. Ray has also aided nonprofits in obtaining 501c3 certification and has helped clients understand the rules and the legal forms required for the process.