Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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SCORE Greater Seattle 
2401 4th Avenue, Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121

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Karen Ginther 
SCORE Greater Seattle 

Getting Your Non-Profit Organization Started 

You have a great idea. Perhaps you want to change the world or just your local community. You think you may want to form a non-profit organization. What is a non-profit organization? Why should you or shouldn’t you form a non-profit? Is a Non-Profit Organization the right way to accomplish your mission?

Greater Seattle SCORE Business Mentor’s, Albert “AL” Bodero and Mark Schlansky, will cover:

  • The formation of a nonprofit organization (NPO).

  • Fundamentals of an effective NPO business plan, including how to create a budget.

  • Identify the board, staff and volunteers needed to provide the community with the service(s) your new NPO will provide to address the community’s needs.

  • The different types of funding and fund raising plans best suited for your NPO resource and financial needs.

  • The legal, accounting and tax requirements to maintain your NPO’s status for both the federal and state governments.


Martin Schlansky

Over forty years of experience of working globally in the private and nonprofit sectors. Experience includes strategic and business planning, international, marketing, government affairs and nonprofit management. In the private sector he held managerial and executive positions in airport management, the airline industry with Continental Airlines and Boeing. In the nonprofit sector he founded and was the CEO of an international nonprofit organization working in Asia developing and implementing programs in health and human rights for vulnerable populations. 

Mark conducted numerous humanitarian disaster relief operations in Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar in the wake of earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons and man-made disasters. He also president of an international consulting company. Specifically, SCORE clients can benefit from Mark’s expertise in writing and developing business plans, how to start and run a new for profit company or a nonprofit organization, strategic planning, marketing and communications.