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Planning a New Nonprofit: Essential Planning Steps and Legal Requirements

Tuesday, August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm • Organized By Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
4747 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110


Instructor: Cindy Laufer, Program Coordinator at MCNL and Judith Sharp, JD/LLM, Director of Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic at UMKC School of Law

Starting a new nonprofit can be confusing and overwhelming. This free two-hour informational session covers basic planning steps and legal requirements to become a nonprofit organization.

Key Topics

  • Nature and structure of nonprofit organizations
  • Determining sufficient need to establish a new organization
  • Legal issues and processes involved in establishing a nonprofit
  • Alternatives to incorporation
  • Governance and management challenges

Program Details

Location and Parking:
The workshop is held at 4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110 in Room 210. Visitor parking is available behind the building in the gravel lot on the corner of E. 47th Terrace and Forest Avenue. Disabled parking and accessibility are available. Please contact us to arrange accommodations. You may also park across the street at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. Please only park in the back row of the lot along Troost Avenue. Enter the building through the public entrance on the corner of E. 48th Street and Troost Avenue.

Photo and Video Release:
By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

Access the collection of resources referenced in the workshop.

MCNL has a limited number of partial scholarships that can be applied to the registration fee for most of our programs. Apply for a scholarship using our online form.


Upcoming dates:

August 27, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
October 9, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
December 10, 2019, 4-6 p.m.



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Kansas City, MO 64110
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