Join Kenneth Davis from LawCrossing as he interviews Bao Vang and Christine Durand from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Vang serves as the organization’s leadership program coordinator, and Durand serves as its marketing and communications manager. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is a statewide association for nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. It provides training and networking opportunities to its 1,500 members.
Vang and Durand discuss their professional backgrounds and what got them interested in the nonprofit sector. Additionally, they share advice for individuals or groups that are looking to start nonprofit organizations, stressing that they should do a great deal of market analysis and research prior to filing any paperwork. They also discuss the legal aspects of starting a nonprofit organization, such as registering with the Secretary of State, filing Articles of Incorporation, and obtaining 501(c)3 status for tax purposes.