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Starting a Nonprofit At Your Church


Many congregations form separate 501(c)3 nonprofits to draw new funding, new people and new partners into ministry work. Incorporating your day care, school, or youth center (for example) as a separate nonprofit may be a model to consider as you look at ways to move your ministry vision forward.

Get tips from Joy Skjegstad, author of Starting A Nonprofit At Your Church (Alban Institute) and a veteran leader of church-based nonprofits.

You will learn:

  • How to assess the advantages and risks of establishing church-based nonprofits
  • Review ways the church can retain control or offer autonomy to the nonprofit
  • Gain an understanding of church-based nonprofit board-governance models
  • Briefly review the legal process for establishing a 501(c)3

CEU Information

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU credit toward CCA certification and retention. Please  refer to certification guidelines to insure you are in proper compliance for credit. After completing the course you will be offered a CEU request form to complete and make your request.

CPE credit is not available for e-lab programs.

Books by Joy Skjegstand
Starting a Nonprofit at Your Church (Alban Institute Publication)
Winning Grants to Strengthen Your Ministry
7 Creative Models for Community Ministry