The feeling of being able to help and see the positive impact that help has on the lives of individuals and the community can be rewarding. Helping the community is often recognized as civic engagement. Not-for-profit organizations are one example of civic engagement.
Not-for-profit organizations are organizations that provide products or services (usually dedicated to improving or benefiting a community) without making a profit. They are often run for charitable purposes. There are various types of not-for-profits such as sports groups, social clubs, and professional associations. The mission of a not-for-profit is to help the community in whichever initiative the organization stands for. They can act as a strong advocate for any specific issue(s) in the community. Not-for profits are also eligible for tax exemptions and grants.
Aside from the good will and the charitable aspects that a not-for-profit organization provides, there are things one should know about setting one up such as getting charitable status for the corporation, taxation information and how to manage a not-for-profit business.
Interested in starting a not-for-profit organization but are not too sure what the process is in starting one? You’re in luck!
On Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) is hosting a seminar on “Starting a Not-for-Profit Organization”.
In this seminar, you will learn the basic steps and requirements of creating and managing a not-for profit organization. There will be an overview on:
- Types of not-for profits.
- The registration process.
- The organizational structure, bylaws, operations and taxations.
- Funding opportunities.
- How to obtain charitable status.
If you are interested in taking this class, pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Registration can be done in one of two ways.
- Visit activemississauga.ca OR
- Visit a Customer Service Centre at your local community centre or on the ground floor of the Mississauga Central Library
Planning to start or grow your business? MBEC can help!
MBEC is your central source for business information, resources and guidance. For information and guidance from business professionals, visit MBEC on the fourth floor of the Mississauga Central Library or online at mississauga.ca/mbec. You can also reach a member of the MBEC team at 905-615-4460 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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