We are delighted to announce that our first office is open! The Legal Center for Nonprofits is now located inside the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford building at 412 County Street in New Bedford, MA.
Our Board chair, Kristen Sarkarati said, for our press release, “We are delighted that the Legal Center for Nonprofits will now be able to serve the nonprofit community from its own office space. This marks an important milestone for us as we work to build our capacity to serve Southeastern Massachusetts’ nonprofit community, and we’re very grateful to Rev. David Lima and the Inter-Church Council for making this possible.” Furnishings for the office were donated by Fall River businesswoman Patricia J. Tod, the managing partner of the Fall River Partnership. We are so grateful to Patricia! Her gift of furniture made our office a reality!
These are exciting days for the Legal Center for Nonprofits. We have also just embarked on our fall programming (the list is under the Program Schedule tab). Last night, we had 9 people attend our first program, Nonprofit Start-up Part 1, which discussed things that must be considered before starting the nonprofit. Part 2, on September 10, will go into detail about incorporation, charity registration, and tax-exempt status.
Stay tuned! It’s going to be a great year!