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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:30-8:30 pm | Register Here Sold Out!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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.

Bar Bad Bars: A Special Seminar

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
6:00-7:30 pm |Register Here 

You’re invited to a workshop for community leaders and neighbors who are concerned about nuisance liquor stores and bars in their neighborhoods. Topics of discussion include relevant liquor laws and regulations, how to negotiate with a liquor licensee, and what to expect at a Baltimore City Liquor Board hearing. Specifically, the workshop will focus on how a community can protest the annual spring renewal of a problematic liquor license.

This workshop is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for communities seeking Community Law Center assistance with 2019 renewal protests before the Board of Liquor License Commissioners.

Remember, applications to Community Law Center for legal assistance with a protest of renewal hearing before the Liquor Board must be submitted by March 1st! To download the application, click on this link.

Tax Time for Nonprofits! 2019 Edition

Friday, March 19, 2019
12-1 pm or 6-7 pm |Register Here 

Make sure your nonprofit stays in good standing for years to come!

Are your annual filings in order? Is your nonprofit or community association still in good tax standing? Do you need help filling out your Personal Property Return, 990-N, Charitable registration or Sale and Use Tax Exemption Certificate Application?

We can help answer all of your tax-related and nonprofit questions. Join us at Community Law Center on Friday, March 15 for one of two workshops taking place from 12-1 pm and 6-7 pm.

If you have additional questions regarding your organization, attorneys from Community Law Center will be available for brief legal advice consultations following each workshop.

Registration fee: $20

Questions? Contact Ingrid Hitchens at 410-366-0922

Seminar: Create an Annual Report for Your Nonprofit from Start to Finish

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00-8:00 pm |Register Here 

Looking to plan your organization’s annual report be it in print or online? Meet with a design studio and a local printer who can walk you through how to design it, print it, mail it and even launch a microsite. There are many options that you can avail yourself of depending on your budget. 2019 is here — let’s get your organization’s annual report out to your donors and potential donors. This is your time to shine!

About the Presenters

Kate Tallent

Principal & Creative Director at KTD Creative. Kate founded KTD in January 2005. As principal of KTD, she has worked with more than 150 clients. Her passion is building brands, creating themes and campaigns. As creative director, she is responsible for the strategic direction of all marketing, branding, web design and web development. Kate rolls up her sleeves and designs everyday.

Randy Dorman

Account Executive at Peabody Press. Randy has been in the printing industry as an owner and Account Executive for 38 years. Finding solutions for his clients through print production, fulfillment and mailing. As an account executive he is responsible for working closely with graphic designers, non-profits, and corporate clients to complete their projects.

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.