March 8, 2006 | By: Laura Skillman

A workshop intended for people who are interested in starting a tax-exempt nonprofit organization or who are in the beginning stages of development will be held March 30 at the E. S. Good Barn on the University of Kentucky campus. The program is hosted by the UK Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, an outreach program of the UK College of Agriculture.

Topics will include the legal aspects of starting and running a nonprofit organization, developing articles of incorporation and bylaws, choosing and orienting a board of directors, and startup fund-raising strategies and planning. Foster Ockerman Jr., a Lexington attorney and expert in tax-exempt law, and Danielle Clore, director of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, will present the program.

“This particular workshop is an ideal learning environment for those starting a nonprofit organization or for newly formed nonprofits, including faith-based and community organizations,” Clore said.

Workshop registration is $30 for members of the Initiative’s Nonprofit Network and $75 for others. Materials, continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

UK’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative is the only statewide resource for Kentucky’s nonprofit organizations. Since it began in 2002, requests for assistance continue to grow, Clore said. She attributes the increase to more organizations learning about the Initiative as well as nonprofits being committed to improved effectiveness and understanding the need for increased accountability.

For more information on the Nonprofit Initiative and the Nonprofit Network membership program, and to register for the upcoming workshop call (859) 257-2542 or visit


Danielle Clore, (859) 257-1037