How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

For a quick introduction to starting a nonprofit, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Module 1: Are You Ready to Start a Nonprofit?
15 minute online assessment - Free

Before starting a nonprofit organization, this module will help you assess your readiness to carry out important tasks and build a community of support. As you answer the questions, you are beginning the process of making informed decisions about whether starting a nonprofit organization is the appropriate choice for what you want to accomplish. After submitting your answers, you will be given an opportunity to print out your responses and suggestions about your next possible step. You can take this assessment any time by clicking on Module 1 above.

Module 2: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization 
Two-hour online narrated presentation - $100

Narrated by an attorney with expertise in nonprofit organizations, this webinar enables you to further reflect on your responses to the “Are You Ready to Start a Nonprofit?” assessment and determine whether starting a nonprofit organization is right for you. You will learn key factors that ensure any nonprofit organization survives and thrives. You'll be introduced to all the steps involved in starting a nonprofit organization and where to locate all the necessary documents associated with those steps. You will learn key terms and core legal issues at the heart of forming and sustaining a nonprofit organization over time.  You'll also be better prepared to take the next appropriate step toward meeting the needs of the communities you seek to serve while achieving your own personal goals. (Prerequisite: Module 1)


For additional information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Thiede, Director of Professional Development Education at (602) 496-1061 or Cynthia.Thiede@asu.edu


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