Forprofit vs. Nonprofit: How to choose?

Forprofit vs. Nonprofit? Understand how to chose your business structure.

Are you trying to decide nonprofit or for profit for you venture? Join Terri Barreiro to learn a path to that decision while you learn the basics about each type of organization structure. Terri Barreiro has advised over 200 starting ventures, been part of the start-up of 11 different nonprofits, and sits on 5 different nonprofit boards. This interactive session will be help all who attend determine the next steps on their path.


Terri Barreiro is an expert in systems change and a mission-driven venture advisor. She is an adjunct instructor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and venture advisor to students at Carlson School of Business, U of MN. She is co-founder of and volunteer venture coach at Impact Hub MSP and consultant to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

She is co-author of Social Entrepreneurship: the Journey from Issue to Viable Venture and founder of the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship serving the College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns’ University. She brings to her work more than 30 years of experience as a nationally recognized nonprofit and philanthropy leader with extensive experience in United Way, corporate giving, and family foundation operations. She earned an MBA and BA cum laude at the University of Minnesota as well as completed an Executive MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University. She has enjoyed volunteering throughout her life, currently serving on the boards of Community Giving, Close Gaps by 5, Folk School Warroad, Market Access Fund, and Impact Hub MSP. Enjoying birds, nurturing native gardens and prairies is how she shares her leisure hours with her husband.


This program is available for free for Hennepin County businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a partnership with Elevate Business Hennepin County. Check out their website for resources to support your business from Impact Hub MSP and other startup support organizations!

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