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*Special Program* Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Thursday, September 07, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
In-person | Washington, DC

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This program is part of our Chart Your Course: Starting a Nonprofit Series. Save $20 when you purchase all four programs!

Do you have a passion for doing good? Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend this session to explore the many options you can pursue on your way toward making a difference in your community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Defining what a nonprofit is
  • Advantages and disadvantages of forming a nonprofit
  • How to get started and common misconceptions
  • Alternatives to starting your own nonprofit.
  • A new free resource:  The Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool


Melissa Grannetino, Engagement Specialist, Foundation Center

Melissa Grannetino is an Engagement Specialist at Foundation Center where she leads training programs, plans events and assists in fundraising. Melissa has several years of experience in fundraising, research, and program evaluation. She has served as a member of the selection committee for Advancement in Management (AIM) Award Competition (formerly known as The Washington Post Award). Prior to joining Foundation Center she developed and implemented donor cultivation and stewardship programs at both The Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Sociology/Anthropology from Denison University.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 


1627 K Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708

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(202) 331-1400.  

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