Past Event

Starting a Nonprofit: The Four Fundamental Steps

January 30, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Event

Starting a Nonprofit: The Four Fundamental Steps

Columbia University's M.S. Nonprofit Management Program is launching a four-part series designed to prepare our students, alumnae, and the SPS Community to start and operate successful nonprofit organizations. Join us as experts in the field share their expertise and effective tools. Each two-hour session will feature lectures/videos and pre-session resources.


Upcoming Events:

Saturday, January 30, 2021 | 10 AM - 12 Noon

Session 3 | Governance: Building Your Board

This session is designed to help participants examine the important task of building a board of directors for a new nonprofit through the framework of the people, the culture, the work, and the impact.

Topics will include board diversity, accountability, and roles and responsibilities.


Guest Speaker: Vernetta Walker, Esq., Part-time Lecturer

President and CEO, Walker & Associates Consulting

Senior Advisor DEI & Senior Governance Consultant, BoardSource


Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 10 AM - 12 Noon

Session 4 | Communication, Marketing, and Impact for New Nonprofits

Guest Speaker: Tom Watson, Part-time Lecturer

President, Cause Wired


For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or [email protected]



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Nonprofit Management