Rodneya Ross

Non-profit bootcamp coming to Zanesville

by Rodneya Ross on October 17, 2017 at 5:35 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- A local organization hopes to help non-profits in Muskingum County who may be struggling to maintain their non-profit status with a non-profit bootcamp.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation partnered with the Muskingum County Library System to bring the bootcamp to the county. Brian Wagner, the CEO of Muskingum County Community Foundation says, a representative from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will be in attendance to give a presentation on guidelines and best practices for the non-profits.

“There will be various topics that the Attorney will be covering from the Attorney General’s Office when it comes to compliance, or what needs filed, structures, by-laws, those types of questions that organizations might have. And then there will be a question and answer period. So if they want to ask specific questions that pertain to their organization they can do so.”

The Community Foundation says this bootcamp is beneficial for these organizations because they sometimes struggle to stay compliant with so many changes in leadership within the organization. The Foundation says this is partially because the organizations are mainly volunteer based and things often get lost in translation. That’s why the bootcamp is open to anyone involved in the groups.

“It is open to any non-profit. If it is a 4-H organization, or an athletic booster organization, or band boosters all the way up to full functioning non-profit organizations that have a professional staff that are part of their organization. It’s open to anybody that deals with non-profits or 501(c)3 status.”

The bootcamp will be at the John McIntire Library on November 6th. There will be two sessions: one from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the second from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. There is no need to register for the sessions.