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How to Start a 501(c)3 Social Enterprise: Learning the Legal and Governance Basics
Marion Fremont-Smith | Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
4.30 – 5.30 pm
Taubman Building, NYE A, 5th floor
Harvard Kennedy School
Marion Fremont-Smith will speak about the advantages and disadvantages of seeking tax exempt status and alternative forms for new enterprises. She will summarize both state and federal requirements for tax exempt organizations, and considerations when undertaking to seek such status, including governance requirements and considerations when choosing fiduciaries.
Marion Fremont-Smith (Senior Research Fellow) has been associated with the Hauser Center since 1998, where she directs research on governance and accountability of nonprofit organizations. She is the author of Governing Nonprofit Organizations: Federal and State Law and Regulation, published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in 1994 and has written other books and numerous papers on government regulation of nonprofit organizations.
The Frontline with Faculty Series is a venue for Harvard faculty affiliated with the Hauser Center to share their work and research with faculty colleagues, as well as students in an informal setting that will allow for spirited discussion, debate and exchange. The seminars link faculty experts from Harvard Schools and beyond on a wide range of topics.