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So You Want to Start a Nonprofit?
Similar to starting any business, establishing a successful and impactful nonprofit takes planning, research, time, money, and an incredible amount of fortitude.
At Spokes, we strongly believe that the decision to start a nonprofit should not be taken lightly. There are between 1300-2700 nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County — too many for them all to be effective. Often, there are other ways to achieve your goals with greater efficiency. We’d love to discuss your ideas before you get started to help you save time and money.
To start, attend our workshop “So You Want to Start a Nonprofit?”—Join the session to learn what a nonprofit is and isn’t, nonprofit structure, steps involved in forming a nonprofit, business plans, up-front costs, and other options if you decide not to incorporate. This is a 60 minute presentation followed by the opportunity for up to 30 minutes of questions and answers. A recording of this event will be available for seven days for those who register. If you cannot attend live, register anyway and we will provide the recording link after the workshop.
- The Challenges of New Nonprofits
- Starting with Collaboration
- Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations
- Steps to Starting a Nonprofit
- Assessing the Need
- Fiscal Sponsorship
We hope to hear from you!