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Demonstration: Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Wednesday, 12/8/2021
10:00 - 11:00

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated—is it worth it? This class can help you decide.

In this session, learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. Also, learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered. Finally, be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.


Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Outline the steps required to start a nonprofit
  • Assess the alternatives to starting a nonprofit
  • Complete the nonprofit startup assessment tool to determine where you are in the startup process and identify the next steps you should take
  • Access additional resources to help you in your journey

As a member of Candid’s Funding Information Network, San Francisco Public Library is pleased to offer monthly virtual trainings in various aspects of fundraising. Sign up for one or all! 

To register for this event, click on the blue Registration button above. You will be directed to Candid's website, where you can "Login to Enroll" or create an account with Candid Learning. Once you're logged in, click on the "Enroll" button. Candid's registration platform is Eventbrite. You will receive an email from Eventbrite immediately with the Zoom link. 

An ongoing series of virtual programs focused on supporting job and career seekers, personal finance needs and small business resources.


This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

Questions about the program or problems registering? Contact sfplcpp@sfpl.org. For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4400 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

Public Notice and Disclaimer

This program uses a third-party website link. By clicking on the third-party website link, you will leave SFPL's website and enter a website not operated by SFPL. This service may collect personally identifying information about you, such as name, username, email address, and password. This service will treat the information it collects about you pursuant to its own privacy policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services. For more information about these third-party links, please see the section of SFPL’s Privacy Policy describing Links to Other Sites.

The views and opinions expressed in programs presented by groups unaffiliated with SFPL do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SFPL or the City.