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The Business of Serving: How to Start a 501(c)(3) Organization

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The Business of Serving: How to Start and Maintain a 501(c)(3) Organization

MEDF hosted a free nonprofit seminar on Saturday, November 17. More than 125 people filled the auditorium at the headquarters of the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc., in downtown Detroit to how to make a difference in the community through service. Presenters from MEDF, Clark Hill PLC, CCC Because We Care Foundation, and The Skillman Foundation provided attendees with information aimed at helping them navigate their way through the process of creating and maintaining a successful 501(c)(3) organization. Click on the links for the topics below to download the presentations. 

Lois E. Bingham, Esq., MEDF
 - What paperwork you need to file
 - The importance of your mission statement
Best Practices for Maintaining Status
Joseph Kopietz, Esq., Clark Hill PLC
 - How you stay official
 - Dos and don'ts, 123s of compliance
Adriane Mayes and Enyka Matthews-Gaines, CCC Because We Care Foundation
 - Lessons learned about getting started and hiring staff
 - Procuring grants
What Makes Organizations Attractive
Henry McClendon, The Skillman Foundation
 - Developing promotional materials
 - Selecting board members

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