Workshops for Nonprofits

Community Law Center is pleased to offer a number of educational workshops for community association and nonprofit organization leaders.

How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit Organization

Monday, November 5, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm | Register Here
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm | Register Here

Understand the legal and practical considerations of running a nonprofit. This is a live workshop with limited registration to allow time for questions and individual attention. The $75 price of the workshop includes refreshments and a copy of the How to Start a Nonprofit in Maryland manual.

Who should attend?
• Community leaders who are currently members of – or plan to start – a small nonprofit

What will be covered?
• Starting a nonprofit organization
• Maintaining your organization’s legal status
• Writing and revising articles of incorporation and bylaws; applying for tax exemption

Note: Attorneys interested in representing nonprofits in obtaining 501(c)(3) status should consider joining Community Law Center’s Pro Bono Program by registering as a volunteer attorney.  For more information about our Pro Bono Program, please click here.

View a copy of our Registration Policy here.

Baltimore Learning Collaborative: A Community Association Capacity Building Event

Tuesday, October 16 | 5-9 PM
Register here

Click here for the final schedule.

Join us for our first-ever city-wide Capacity Building conference!

  • Workshops on nonprofit governance and legal requirements
  • One-on-one meetings with attorneys for nonprofit legal advice
  • Learn how to use data to improve your community from Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
  • Hear from speakers from PNC Bank about what it takes to finance a CDC
  • Networking with other community and nonprofit leaders

This event is designed for neighborhood association members, board members of small nonprofits, and leaders in the community who want to better understand how to get an organization started, revivied, functioning properly, or moving to the next level.

Attorneys from Community Law Center and law students from the Maryland Carey School of Law’s Small Business & Community Equity Development Clinic will be on hand to meet with groups to provide brief legal advice specific legal issues facing their organizations for 30 minute sessions between 5:15-8:15pm. Sign up in advance to reserve your slot!

Parking Information

Parking is available on the street and at University of Maryland BioPark Garage One, located at 1 North Poppleton Street (at the corner of W. Baltimore and Poppleton Streets)

Rates are :

  • 0-1 hour $4.00
  • 1-2 hours $8.00
  • 2-24 hours $12.00

For more information, visit the BioPark Garage website.

Addressing Vacant Properties Causing a Nuisance in Your Neighborhood


Understand the tools available to communities to address nuisance and vacant properties, and learn how to use the law to address abandoned properties in your neighborhood.

What will be covered?

• Researching the ownership of vacant, nuisance properties and gathering evidence.
• Using self-help nuisance abatement to take action on vacant properties.
• Next steps for communities addressing nuisance issues – getting involved in citywide coalition efforts, bringing lawsuits utilizing the Community Bill of Rights, and reforming the tax sale foreclosure system

View a copy of our Registration Policy here.


 Advance registration and payment is required for all workshops at Community Law Center; no walk-ins will be accepted. Please ensure arrival by 6:30 pm for evening workshops; no access to the building will be available after 6:45 pm. If a workshop is to be postponed due to inclement weather, you will be notified by 3 pm on the scheduled day of the workshop.

Community Law Center, Inc. reserves the right to deny admission to any workshop to any person for any reason. To keep our workshops small, registration is cut off. Please only register if you plan to attend. No refunds will be given for failure to attend any workshop. If you are unable to attend, please send another representative of your organization in your place.