How to Start a Non-Profit Corporation
9:00am - 11:30am PDT
A MUST for anyone thinking about starting a Non-Profit Corporation . . .
This workshop will give you an understanding of how to start and organize a non-profit corporation, and the responsibilities for operating it.
What you need to know before starting a non-profit:
- Steps to take to begin a non-profit
- Legal filings to achieve a tax exempt status
- How non-profits generate money
- Management structure and supervision of a non-profit
- Alternative to non-profit - fiscal sponsor
- Keys to success for a non-profit corporation
Tom Nickols is a SCORE mentor who offers clients the value of his experience as president and owner of a leading supplier of precision metal components to major international manufacturers in the U.S. and Mexico. Through personal experience, Tom’s also able to mentor clients in buying and selling businesses.
Robert Barr comes to SCORE from an extensive leadership career with both for profit and nonprofit institutions with revenues up to $50 million. Barr was owner/CEO of a multi-state truck stop company. Barr’s company operated restaurants, gift stores, motels, and truck fueling and repair facilities. He also founded and operated with his wife a 25,000 square foot franchise craft store. Barr’s nonprofit experience was in higher education. He led fund raising and public relations functions at Ohio Wesleyan University and Carnegie-Mellon University, and he served as President of the Graduate Theological Union, a PhD granting consortium of nine seminaries related to University of California – Berkeley. Barr was a founding trustee of Presidio Graduate School, which grants MBA and MPA degrees in sustainable management “bridging the gap between commerce and the common good.“ Barr has served as trustee and advised arts and healthcare nonprofit organizations. Barr consults with nonprofit organizations in matters from founding, board organization and development, fund raising, and volunteer recruitment to accounting, financial presentation, and Form 990 preparation. In the for profit world, Barr’s experience is valuable in assisting general management, retail and restaurant operations, inventory management, marketing, finance, and human resources.
Harry Duffield has 40 years of experience in accounting and finance. He started his career with Plante & Moran, CPAs in Michigan then moved to San Diego and worked for Deloitte & Touche CPAs (then Haskins & Sells). He then spent 15 years working for real estate developers in the San Diego area as their Controller/Vice President Finance/Chief Financial Officer. In 1995 he purchased a CPA practice and spent 15 years operating his practice which consisted of about 300 clients. He conducted audits, reviews and compilations, and prepared income tax returns for corporations, partnerships, individuals, nonprofits and estates. He sold the practice in December 2010 and retired.