Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated - is it worth it? This class can help you decide.

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Outline the steps required to start a nonprofit
  • Assess the alternatives to starting a nonprofit
  • Complete the nonprofit startup assessment tool to determine where you are in the startup process and identify the next steps you should take
  • Access additional resources to help you in your journey

A special welcome to all those thinking about starting or in the process of starting a nonprofit.

This event features guest speaker, Susan Shiroma, Senior Librarian & Network Engagement Manager, Northeast. Funding Information Network CANDID.

Registration Required.  A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants the week of the class. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact

The Arlington Public Library uses subject matter experts from a variety of sources to provide educational public programs. We do not endorse, suggest or recommend a specific company, product or service.


Tuesday, December 8, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Events for Adults 18+ Only
Financial Planning Nonprofit
Arlington Public Library

Registration is required. There are 94 seats available.

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