8 Fundamentals of Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Looking to create social change by starting a nonprofit organization?  Join speaker Jack Dunigan and Southwest Florida SCORE on September 13, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Keiser University. This workshop will outline the key principles you should consider and how to get started.


This informative program will be presented by Jack Dunigan. Dunigan is the Southwest Florida Chapter Chairman  He is the published author, internet marketer and blogger, He has 30 years of experience as a trainer and consultant with clients in non-profit agencies, tribal governments and small and larger businesses.  He also has 10 years of experience as owner and operator of the 3rd largest millwork company in the Caribbean islands.  Jack has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Theology, San Bernardino Bible College, Colton, California; Certificate of Course Completion,  Counseling, Christian Counseling Education Foundation; Master’s Degree, Religious Education, International Christian Seminary, Plymouth, Florida and a Certificate of Honorable Course Completion, Spanish Language, El Colegio de Idiomas, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.  He mentors SCORE clients in the areas of business operations, strategy planning, non-profit board relations, and sales, marketing and public relations.

Topics covered will include:

  1. How is a nonprofit different from a business?
  2. The reasons why you should start and nonprofit…and the reasons why you should not.
  3. The steps you will need to take to get started.
  4. What your tax-exempt status means and what it does not.
  5. Why nonprofit does not mean nonprofit.
  6. Who should be on your Board of Directors.
  7. Article of Incorporation and By-Laws
  8. Places to find forms and help
  9. How to build a solid foundation for your nonprofit

Parking is free.  There is a $10.00 fee for registration and handouts.  Select PayPal payment option to pay with regular credit card or PayPal account.   For more information please contact Karen Durand at 239-489-2935 or score219@embarqmail.com.

The workshop is open to all Keiser University students, faculty, and staff.  All students in Fort Myers and Lee and Hendry counties with a school ID and Veterans may attend free.  When registering students should simply enter the discount code STUDENT and Veterans should enter the discount code VETERAN.  A valid ID may be required at the door.

The Southwest Florida SCORE Chapter provides FREE Counseling and Low Cost Workshops to new and existing businesses in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Labelle and surrounding areas in Lee and Hendry Counties. 

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