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Introduction to Nonprofit Formation

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Produced on April 10, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Many different kinds of entities will choose to incorporate as nonprofits, but navigating the process to forming nonprofits can be confusing. This course will discuss the basic legal considerations applicable to forming a nonprofit, as well as the governance issues that come into play once a nonprofit is formed.

Join Diane Aboushi-Saleh, Partner at The Aboushi Law Firm, to learn the basics of formation and best practices for governance of a nonprofit entity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of nonprofit formation

  2. Identify duties of Directors and Officers

  3. Explore policies for effective governance

Credit Information

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Diane Aboushi-Saleh

The Aboushi Law Firm

Diane focuses her practice on business law, business formation, corporate governance, corporate structuring, deal and contract negotiation, not for profit law, employment law, commercial litigation and comparative law. She has represented start-up companies, private investors, international and domestic companies, not for profit corporations and schools. An avid negotiator, Diane insists on counseling clients so as to maximize their opportunity for growth while protecting their assets.

Diane also consults on rule of law issues in the Middle East and North Africa and has consulted for a number of international and domestic organizations and businesses who are looking to do work in the MENA region.

Prior to joining the Aboushi Law Firm, Diane was Of Counsel to Katona and Mir LLP where she advised clients on various corporate matters. She also worked at Loeb & Loeb LLP where she maintained a general corporate practice including advisory on corporate governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and other business combinations, business law and securities. Working as a financial analyst in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch, prior to attending law school, she valued companies and assessed strategic opportunities for private equity firms.

Diane obtained her law degree, Cum Laude, from the College of Law at Syracuse University and her undergraduate degree from Barnard College of Columbia University.

Language: Fluent in Arabic

Diane can be reached at 212.391.8500 or at Diane@aboushi.com


mklaw2004@gmail.com K.

She was a good presenter and the resources page was very helpful.

Angelica A.

Amazing. Love it!

David D.

Good info, clearly organized and presented.

Brian H.

Very helpful. As a lawyer who serves at the Executive Director of nonprofits and a person who buys from Lawline, I would love to see more CLE about nonprofit management.

Michelle B.

Thank you

Jen G.

Interesting and substantial. Contained useful references for future work.


A subject completely foreign to me. Thank you.

Pooja M.

She was one of the best ones so far.

Mary Lou S.

Informative. A new area of the law for me.

Mark G.

Good program and the instructor was able to maintain interest throughout. The written materials are helpful.

Yamina M.

Her enthusiasm is great

Angel R L.

Excellent presenter. Very knowledgeable.

Natasha M.

Really great program

Michael B.

great class

Linda K.

excellent presentation

Matthew M.

The presenter in this program, truly, enjoys the subject matter and it shows!

Helene R.

presenter was great!

Sandra N.

The presentation slides were excellent but the writing was too small.

Jane P.

Relevant and informative!

Laura M.

excellent presentation.

Chialin L.


Michael M.

Lots of useful information. Even provides links. Excellent. Thank you!

Amanda R.

concise and informative slides

Evelyn M.

Very informative. Speaker was highly knowledgeable and interesting,

Diane F.

Excellent program. Very well organized and informative.

Elizabeth N.

Good course

Veronica K.

Great insights into the formation of non-profits from someone who has a limited background in corporate law.

Della S.

Very informative, well organized, and easy to follow presentation. The presenter was very knowledgeable.

Jeffrey T.

Excellent program.

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