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Date(s) - March 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Part 2 of our Nonprofit Series: To Be or Not to Be a Nonprofit: The Information You Need to Form a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization: After you have researched and decided to start a nonprofit, where do you start? There are right and wrong ways to move forward. Attend this session and learn what you should and should not do and how best to establish your organization. Register here
Specifically, you’ll get essential information on:
• Steps for establishing a nonprofit
• What and where to file for 501(c)(3) status
• What to include in your by-laws

This is Part 2 of our Nonprofit Startup Series of 4 which includes: Feb. 3: To Be or Not To Be a Nonprofit: Seven Questions to Consider Before Starting a 501(c)(3) March 3: The Information You Need to Form a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization April 7: What Every New Nonprofit Needs to Know About Raising Money May 5: Choosing the Right Strategy to Set Up Your Nonprofit Each class will build on the previous content. If you miss a class in the series, a specially-designed on-demand video will be made available after the class concludes – downloadable for $15.00 per on-demand session. We encourage live attendance when possible to be able to ask questions and participate in discussion – class attendees will receive a recording of the live class included in the registration fee. If you would like to purchase past workshops ($15.00) please email Jamie at and we can make proper arrangements.

Speaker(s): Robin Thompson, MS Certified Nonprofit Fundraising Professional, Robin Thompson, MS, has fundraising and leadership experience as Vice President of Development at the Vail Valley Foundation and Oregon Institute of Technology plus as Executive Director of the Oregon Tech Foundation and Vail Christian High School. Over the last several years she has worked with many nonprofits in the mountains of Colorado, across the US and internationally helping them be more successful in raising money. Robin earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University School of Philanthropy, a MS Degree from the University of Utah and a BS Degree from West Virginia University. She is the author of two books: Putting the FUN in Fundraising: The Secrets to Raising More Money, Faster and Easier and Know Stress to No Stress—A Guide to Achieving Life Balance. Robin has been a professional speaker for 25 years. Fee: $ 15.00 Register here

Co-Sponsor(s): Northwest SBDC, West Central SBDC & Buena Vista Chamber

Once you register for each session you will be sent a zoom link. If you have any questions please email Jamie at