Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM PDT
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This is an online event. 

Course Leader: Albert Gold, Ph.D.

Since his formal retirement from Harvard University in 2003 Dr. Gold has devoted himself to pro bono consulting activities.  He continues to mentor small business owners through SCORE which he joined in 2006.  From 2003 to 2017 he was a volunteer consultant and board member of the Executive Service Corps of New England (ESC) in Boston, MA.  In that capacity he has consulted to more Than 50 nonprofits and small businesses on matters related to fundraising, governance, marketing and strategic planning

He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University and PhD in Physics from the University of Rochester.  He has been Associate Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, Vice President of the Rockefeller University and of the Desert Research Institute, and Provost of the Polytechnic Institute of New York.  He has also operated a consultancy focused on spinning technology start-up companies out of university and nonprofit laboratories and provided guidance to them in their early stages. He has been a corporate director of University Patents, Inc., Scientific Calculations, Inc. and Image Data Corporation, and consulted to numerous corporate clients.


SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide.  SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has over 300 chapters throughout the United States and its territories with 10,000 + volunteers nationwide.  Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors. SCORE was founded in 1964.

Perhaps you’re one of those people who believe that making money isn’t the only important thing in life.  Maybe you have a cause that you think deserves increased prominence and support.  Then you may be considering starting a nonprofit organization or be in the process of starting one, be it a homeless shelter or a kids sports league.  Or you may be wondering if you should?  If so, this workshop is for you. 

We’ll discuss the differences between a for-profit business and a nonprofit and how to choose between them.  We’ll explore the pros and cons of each.  We’ll review the nuts-and-bolts steps required to start a nonprofit in Washington and what you need to do to make an organization exempt from Federal taxes, if that’s appropriate.  We’ll review the reporting requirements you’ll have to meet and the costs of these various essentials.  There will be an opportunity for Q&A and printed materials to take home.

The Webinar Course Leader will be Albert Gold, Ph.D., immediate past Vancouver SCORE Chapter Chair and Active Business Mentor.  Al has spent the last 16 years consulting to over 50 small and medium-sized nonprofits both in Boston and Vancouver. 

This 90-minute SCORE webinar is offered to our greater Business Community through the generosity of the Friends of the Longview Library.  As always, seminar registrants will receive a recorded copy of the webinar and be encouraged to take advantage of SCORE's free business mentoring services at any time following the program.




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