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At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Starting a Nonprofit: The Four Fundamental Steps

Session 1 | Starting a Mission-Based Organization

This session in the Starting a Nonprofit: The Four Fundamental Steps Series was designed to help participants navigate the creation of a mission-based organization.

Topics include how to define cause, conduct market analysis, create a mission and scope of work, and choose a structure and type of nonprofit.

Additionally, this session addresses the nonprofit organizational lifecycle and provides valuable and practical advice on initial planning, strategy, and compliance while covering the incorporation process -- including how to apply for, obtain, and maintain IRS tax exempt status.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Carlos Ponce, SPS Senior Lecturer


This event was open to Nonprofit Management students, alumni, and invited guests.

 For questions, contact SPS-Nonprofit [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.