Workshop: Starting a Native Non-Profit

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Workshop: Starting a Native Non-Profit

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graphic of gears showing interrelationship of non-profits, private business, and tribal government.

The Nuts & Bolts of Native Nation Building: Diversifying Tribal Economies

A diversified Tribal economy is one that has a number of different revenue streams and provides Nations with the ability for sustainable growth because there is not a reliance on one particular type of revenue. Tribal Nations often rely on single sources of revenue and have little economic diversity within their borders.

According to the National Council of Non-profits, nonprofit organizations make up 5.4% the GDP in the U.S., contributed $878 billion to the economy in 2012, and would be the 16th largest economy in the world if it were a country. More importantly, non-profits directly serve communities in ways that for-profit business does not.

This workshop will take participants through the process of starting a community-based, Native non-profit. Participants will conceptualize and develop a preliminary plan for their own non-profit organization, and exercises for partnerships and resources.

For questions or more information, contact or call (701) 426-1315.

The cost is $125 to attend. Workshop fee includes materials, refreshments, and light lunch. We are able to accept payments online! Please visit the Registration page to sign up and for payment details.

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View or download the printable flyer (PDF).

Photo of Cheryl A. Kary, PhDThe workshop is presented by Cheryl Kary, Ph.D. (Hunkuotawin), an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Founder/ED of the Sacred Pipe Resource Center in Bismarck-Mandan. Kary has 10+ years of experience working with non-profits, small businesses, and cooperatives. She holds an MBA and has served on a variety of boards, commissions, and work groups for economic and workforce development, and has written curriculum for economic development in Indian Country.


November 16, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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