A Legal Primer for Changemakers - Social Good Guides

A Legal Primer for Changemakers


Authored by Carly Leinheiser
Cover design by George Aye

This guide provides a broad overview of the legal issues that social entrepreneurs may encounter in establishing and operating a new social enterprise or nonprofit organization. It provides a description of the available legal structures, outlining the benefits and drawbacks of each. The guide also includes an introduction to trademark law and an overview of the various contracts and agreements commonly encountered during an enterprise’s startup phase.

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