Please join us for a discussion on the newest legislation to pass in Minnesota: Public Benefit Corporations.
Starting next January, a new form of business entity called Public Benefit Corporations will be available in Minnesota. Public benefit corporations are for-profit, shareholder-owned businesses that, in addition to generating profits, advance a public benefit. What will these new players mean for nonprofits? Does the blurring of the line between for-profit and nonprofit help or hurt nonprofits? Are these new entities a potential ally? What should nonprofits do to respond?
Learn more about what public benefit corporations are, how they are similar to and different from nonprofits, and engage in an interactive discussion about their potential impact on the nonprofit community.
7:30 - 8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome
8:10 - 8:30 a.m. What are Public Benefit Corporations?
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. How Can Nonprofits Respond?
8:50 - 9:30 a.m. Open Discussion; What Else Can You Be Doing?
Sarah Duniway, Attorney, Gray Plant Mooty
Sarah Duniway works with nonprofit organizations and delights in helping clients achieve their mission. She especially enjoys providing practical guidance and facilitating creative problem-solving in collaboration with her clients. Sarah is known for her ability to turn complex legal analysis into practical, easy-to-understand advice.
Fred Haberman, Co-Founder and CEO, Haberman
Fred Haberman leads an agency with a clearly defined mission: to tell the stories of pioneers who are making a difference in the world. He and his team help organizations inspire engagement, drive positive social change and generate revenue. As a social entrepreneur, Fred believes that purpose-driven companies will be the business archetypes of the future as they help solve our world's problems and generate profits for their stakeholders.
He is also co-founder of Urban Organics, a cutting-edge aquaponics farm inside the restored Hamm's Brewery in East Saint Paul.
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Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.