Legal Entities for Innovation – ReVV 2010

I am participating on a panel this afternoon at the ReVisioning Value 2010 Conference in Portland, Oregon, discussing legal entities for innovation.  Among the alternative ways you may structure a social venture:

  • within an existing nonprofit.
  • as an affiliate/subsidiary (nonprofit or for-profit) of an existing nonprofit.
  • as an independent nonprofit.
  • as a fiscally sponsored project of an existing nonprofit.
  • as an independent traditional business entity.
  • as a certified B Corporation.
  • as an independent L3C.
  • as an independent benefit corporation.
  • as a joint venture between a nonprofit and for-profit.

Remember:  don't let form dictate function; function should dictate the form.

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